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SCMPD receiving applications for their Citizen Police Academy

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The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has begun the registration process for their Citizen Police Academy. 

This is a 14-week program designed to allow community members to informally interact with the members of the police department and gain a greater understanding of the criminal justice system. The program introduces attendees to officers from each unit of the police department as they explain what their job entails.

 In the past, programs included firearms/tactical training, traffic stop role playing and an opportunity to do a ride-along with a patrol officer.

The next class starts on Thursday, Sept. 14. The class meets each Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Savannah-Chatham Police Department Professional Development Center at 3401 Edwin Street.

Applications are available at all precincts, Police Headquarters, and on their website. Each application must be signed and notarized prior to submission.

Applicants may turn in applications at any precinct or Police Headquarters. There is also a non-refundable registration fee of $10 for the 14-week course, which must be paid by cash or money order at the time of application.

Graduates from the course will receive a certificate of completion from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department and will be eligible to apply to the Volunteers in Policing Program if they wish to support SCMPD through volunteering efforts.

Applications are due by Friday, Sept. 8.

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