Applications Sought For Chattanooga Police Department Citizens Police Academy That Begins March 7

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
The Chattanooga Citizens' Police Academy is a nine-week law enforcement education program.
T
he purpose of the academy is to create positive interaction and enhance communication between the CPD and the citizens it serves. The next academy begins Thursday, March 7. The group will meet on nine consecutive Thursday evenings. 

The CitizensPolice Academy offers community members an in-depth look inside the Chattanooga Police Department and how it works. Class participants are taught by police officers who cover topics such as Use of Force, SWAT, EOD, Patrol, Narcotics, Special Investigations, just to name a few. 

Applications for the upcoming CPA are available online. Please contact Sgt. Wayne Jefferson (wjefferson@chattanooga.gov) with questions. 


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