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Albany Police Department holds Citizens Academy for public

Citizens Academy educates Albany public on police activities

Photo by J.D. Sumner

Photo by J.D. Sumner

ALBANY — The Albany Police Department has issued an invitation for members of the public to apply for the 30th session of the Citizens Police Academy. Officials say the academy consists of 12 two-hour sessions, during which participants will receive information on a variety of topics relating to day-to-day police activities. Included will be opportunities to actually accompany officers on patrol, said Phyllis Banks, a spokeswoman for APD.

The sessions will begin on Feb. 18 and continue through May 13. Class times are from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., Banks said.

Those interested in participating in the Citizens Police Academy are encouraged to download an application from the city’s website, www.albany.ga.us, or come by the Law Enforcement Center at 210 W. Oglethorpe Blvd. between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For additional information, call the APD Public Relations Office at (229) 483-6298. Participation in the Citizens Police Academy is free and open to the public.