CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - Twenty-four people graduated from Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department's Citizens Police Academy Thursday.
This spring class just completed a three-month long program working closely with officers.
They learned specific job functions and even got a tour of the jail, 911 center, and firearm and tactical training.
"You begin to realize how dedicated the people are that work in the police department, both the civilians and the certified police officers. And they're doing this, putting their life on the line day in and day out," Citizens Police Academy Graduate Patrick Connor said.
Graduates like Connor received a certificate of completion, and they are now eligible to apply to the Volunteers in Policing Program in support of SCMPD.