C.A.P. Program (Citizens And Police)
We feel that communication between our department and the citizens we serve is very important. The C.A.P. (Citizens And Police) neighborhood program enables Power Springs Police to engage in meaningful relationships with residents and have a widespread impact on the local quality of life. This approach to community policing allows the PSPD to remain proactive and connected to its community. Each participating neighborhood would have one officer assigned as the liaison between the department and that neighborhood.
The officer would be that neighborhood’s point of contact. As quality of life issues arise, neighborhood residents could contact their assigned officer for guidance, advice or response. Officers would also keep their neighborhood informed on important information like crime trends, safety tips and community related information. Assigned officers would also be available to conduct C.A.P. meetings in their assigned neighborhoods.
Residents that are interested in the C.A.P. Program can call the police department for more information or register with the online C.A.P. Program submission form.
Business Watch was established to create a safe, secure environment for businesses, employees and shoppers. Crimes against business are usually crimes of opportunity. Business Watch attempts to make crime against business risky and unrewarding. It is based on one of the oldest and simplest concepts known to man-neighbor-helping-neighbor. When neighboring merchants get together and cooperate with law enforcement, a safe and productive shopping environment can be achieved.
One of the new projects within Business Watch is the linking of businesses with the Powder Springs Police Department through email. This will allow the police department to quickly notify area businesses of criminal events that may impact them. The program is presently in it’s infancy but there is optimism that, upon its completion, it will be a great asset to the business community.
Citizen Police Academy
The Powder Springs Police Department periodically hosts a 10-week Citizen Police Academy. The academy runs for 10 weeks with most classes held between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Thursday nights.
The Citizen Police Academy provides an opportunity for citizens to learn firsthand about police operations. Through a series of lectures, field trips, and simulated activities, citizens are provided training similar to that of an actual police officer. The Academy is of benefit to the community and the department because it builds relationships and creates a cadre of citizens that are better informed about the reality of police work.
Police Explorer Program
The Powder Springs Police Department's Explorer Post 145 was started in 1986 and is mandated by the Boy Scouts of America. The Explorer's Program is for boys and girls between the ages of 14 and 20 who have interest in law enforcement and may be seeking a career in a related field. The Explorers meet twice a month.
Each Explorer has the opportunity to advance their rank through enthusiasm, attendance and overall participation in the program. Several Explorer alumni have obtained law enforcement careers or have made great impressions on college applications with letters addressed from the Chief of Police and city officials.
Women's Self Defense Class
These free classes are offered in the Spring and Fall of every year. Class times are typically 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. on a weeknight. This informative and interactive class provides several tools that can help equip teenage girls and women to stay safe in a variety of environments and situations.
For more information, or to sign up for the next class, contact Lt. Nick Hardy via email or call 770-943-1616.
Run For Food 5K
Each May, the Powder Springs Police Department sponsors a 5K Race to help raise money through M.U.S.T Ministries to provide meals for underprivileged children in the Powder Springs/West Cobb area. Registration for the 2016 race will begin sometime in early 2016.
For more information, contact Officer Justin Arndt via email or call 770-943-1616.