Savannah Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy is a six-week program designed to allow residents to informally interact with the members of the police department and the local criminal justice system. Participants meet officers from each unit of SPD who will explain the how and why of what they do and feature speakers from various agencies with whom they interact.
Participants will meet officers from each unit of the department who will explain their unique roles. Speakers also will be present various areas of the department.
The academy allows citizens to tour the 911 Center and all of the SPD precincts. Participants in the course will also learn about defensive tactics and have a day focused on traffic stops and vehicle pullover simulation.
The class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at the SPD Professional Development Center, 3401 Edwin St. There is no registration fee for the six-week course. There is no current classes. The next course is expected to begin in January 2023.
Applications can be found here.
Graduates will receive a certificate of completion from Savannah Police Department and will be eligible to apply to the Volunteers in Policing Program if they want to support SPD through volunteering efforts.