Alpharetta Public Safety Citizens Academy Wants You

The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety offers the free introduction to police and fire services, including 911 Communications, SWAT, firefighting, criminal investigations and auto extrication.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a member of the police and fire services?  Well, now is your chance. The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety will offer its free 5th Annual Public Safety Citizens Academy beginning on Jan. 30, 2013 at the Roswell/Alpharetta Public Safety Training Center to introduce the public to the various aspects involved with police and fire services.

“These classes will allow citizens to have a better understanding of the public safety concept and how it ties everyone into a common goal,” said Terry Joyner, academy coordinator officer.

The academy is held once a year and each graduating class is filled with approximately 35 to 40 students who participate in a series of 14 classes. Classes are held once per week, either on a Wednesday night or Saturday morning at the Roswell/Alpharetta Public Safety Training Center.

Classes will include information on:

  • 911 Communications,
  • S.W.A.T,
  • Basic Firefighter,
  • Criminal Investigations,
  • Public Safety Volunteer Programs,
  • Constitutional Law,
  • Auto Extrication,
  • T.E.R.S.,
  • F.A.T.S.,
  • Hazardous Materials,
  • K-9,
  • Community Relations,
  • Fire prevention,
  • Police Athletic League (PAL),
  • CPR/AED.

Interested students must complete a written application and provide a list of references. Applicants are also subject to a background check and final approval by the agency. Applications are available at www.alpharetta.ga.us

For more information email Officer Terry Joyner or call him at 678-297-6309,  or email Captain Joe Popadics or call him at 678-297-6352.


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