The Douglasville Citizens Police Academy is a highly successful ten week program that offers the opportunity to learn about all divisions of the police department.
The classes meet once a week and address topics such as Investigations, Patrol, SWAT, K-9, Special Operations, and Crime Scene. The classes are hands on and taught by police officers. We encourage citizens to sign up to get a firsthand look at police operations.
Department staff members present law enforcement–related training classes including topics such as community oriented policing, law enforcement recruiting, criminal investigations, traffic safety, K-9 units, S.W.A.T. team, firearms, domestic violence, narcotics, Gangs, the 911 system, etc.
The intent of this Citizen Police Academy training is to showcase police department functions to the community for a better understanding of what law enforcement deals with on a daily basis. This program allows for some hands-on exposure and is not only informative, but fun. On top of that we feed the participants dinner!
If you have an interest in attending a session of our Citizen Police Academy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Lt. Mark Edwards at 678-293-1677.
The Douglasville Police Department offers a Handgun Clinic to the public the first Thursday of each month.
Citizens are encouraged to attend to learn about Georgia firearm laws, firearms safety, handling, and marksmanship. Attendees are given the opportunity to shoot in the Police Department indoor firing range with certified firearms instructors.
Admission is free. Participants must be 18 years of age, and pass a background check.
For further information email email@example.com or call Lt. Mark Edwards at 678-293–1677.
The Douglasville Police Department’s Youth Against Violence Program was created to educate young people in our community about the dangers of gang activity, criminal acts, drugs, and to provide life skills to better prepare the youth for the road ahead.
The participants are often ordered to attend the classes through a court sentence and others are placed in the class by their parents or guardians.
The Douglas County School System also sends students to the program as part of their disciplinary process. The program runs four eight-week sessions and one ten-week session each year that meet every Saturday (it also offers parenting classes).
There have been almost 3,000 graduates from the program. There is also a leadership class that was started several years ago. The goal is to further develop our youth to the understanding of leaderships principles - to impress upon them how important they are to the growth and development of the youth community.
In addition, we assist in developing goals and set them on the path of making their goals become reality.
For more information on the program, call 770-920-3010.