Anyone who lives or works in Brookhaven is invited to attend. The class is open for all those over 21 years of age. A criminal background check will be conducted on applicants and the Police Department reserves the right to deny enrollment to those with a criminal history.
The academy will meet every Thursday night from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and takes place Aug. 17-Oct, 26. The first meeting will be held at the Police Station.
Topics covered during the course are designed to give residents an overview of how the Police Department works. It will give the student insight into the basics of police work, the logistics of department operations, as well as its enforcement and crime prevention programs. While this program is not designed to make police officers out of the students, its goal is to create a growing number of responsible, well-informed neighbors with the potential to influence others about the Police Department’s methods and goals.
All areas of Department Operations will be covered such as:
- Criminal Justice System
- Constitutional Law
- Patrol Division
- Communications / 911
- Traffic Enforcement
- Accident Investigation
- Community-Oriented Police Services
- Criminal Investigations Division
- Firearms and Use-of-Force
For more information and to apply, download and complete the application and background check consent form here and return to Russell.firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at the Brookhaven Police Station, 2665 Buford Highway, by Aug. 8. A confirmation letter will be mailed to all accepted applicants.
There is no charge for attending this training; however, you may not miss more than two classes in the 10-week period.