SAVANNAH, GA ( January 18, 2012) Applications are being accepted for the Savannah-Chatham Police Department’s 2012 Spring-session of the Citizens Police Academy (CPA). The deadline for sign-up is February 3 with classes beginning on February 9.


Registration is $10.  Citizens can visit the nearest precinct to pick up an application, or call Gianna Nelson at 651-2246. Applications can also be found on our web site at


The CPA is a thirteen-week program that allows the residents of our community to interact with the members of the department and the criminal justice system.  Participants will meet officers from each unit of our agency to explain the how and why of what we do; and will feature speakers from various agencies with whom we interact.


Highlights of the program have been the tour of the Chatham County Jail, the Regional Youth Detention Center, and an opportunity to do a ride-a-long with a patrol officer. 


The class meets on Thursday nights from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Squad Room, 201 Habersham Street. There are 18 seats available as of today.