Citizen Police Academy

Group of citizens sitting and listening during the Citizen Police Academy lecture.
The Powder Springs Police Department periodically hosts a 12-week Citizen Police Academy. The academy runs for 12 weeks with most classes held between 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday 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.


Course Curriculum includes: criminal law, patrol procedures, mock trial, accident reconstruction, criminal investigations, crime scene processing, defensive tactics and much more. Citizens will also have an opportunity to attend firearms training and a chance to ride along with an officer on patrol.


Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age. Applicant must pass a criminal history background check.

For more information, contact the Police Department at 770-943-1616.

Application Instructions

The application can be completed online, applicants have the option to complete the application, and deliver it to the Powder Springs Police Department in person. Identification with photograph will be required before the background check can be completed. The application can also be submitted by email to the chief of police