The Citizen’s Police Academy is a four-week program designed to educate and inform citizens about issues that face campus law enforcement efforts at Georgia Tech and how the department operates.
The goal of the Citizen’s Police Academy is not only to help community members better understand police work in their community, but to also develop stronger ties between the department and the community. Community Based Policing is an important and vital aspect of crime control in any community. It is through community cooperation and planning that we can best ensure quality police services in an organized effective crime prevention effort. The Citizens’ Police Academy is a mechanism for the police department to inform the community of what we do, improve communication, and obtain citizen input, assistance, and support on campus.
The Citizen’s Police Academy program will be offered twice a year. Once in the spring and once in the fall. All instructors are Georgia Tech Police employees. The program is open to all members of the Georgia Tech community including students, faculty, and staff.
- Department overview and mission
- Crime prevention
- Patrol and Police standards
- Firearms and use of force
- Law enforcement use of technology
- Active shooter preparedness and mobile field force
- Special events and K9
- Emergency Preparedness
The Citizen’s Police Academy program will be offered twice a year. Once in the spring and once in the fall. Class size is limited to 12 participants. To participate in the program, you must complete and submit the online application. A limited background investigation will be conducted on all applicants
Classes are free of charge, but involve a commitment to attend all sessions. Please carefully review the schedule to ensure you can commit to the times and dates of the sessions.
Coordinator: Officer Jessica Howard
Office Phone: 404-894-0670
Office Hours: 8am to 4pm