The Woodstock Police and Fire Departments are now accepting applications for the fall Citizens’ Public Safety Academy, which is scheduled to begin on Thursday, August 30, 2018.
Citizens’ Public Safety Academy is a series of educational classes designed to enhance the understanding of various aspects within the police and fire profession. The program is intended to strengthen the relationship between citizens and the Woodstock Police and Fire Departments as well as spotlight the responsibilities of public safety personnel and the inherent risks associated with these professions.
Some of the classes offered during this series include: CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter) seminar, criminal investigation procedures, crime prevention, extrication demonstration, thermal imaging camera presentation, fire safety, and fire prevention. The class will also tour the Woodstock Fire Department and Cherokee County Fire Training Center as well as participate in a judgmental shooting demonstration at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center at the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.
The Citizens’ Public Safety Academy will be held every Thursday evening, from 6:30-8:30pm, August 30 - November 8.
Anyone who lives, works, or has an expressed interest in Woodstock may apply for the Citizens’ Public Safety Academy. Applicants are required to be at least nineteen years of age and submit to a background investigation prior to acceptance in the program. Once accepted, positions are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Citizens’ Public Safety Academy applications are available at the Woodstock Police Department, located at 12453 Highway 92 in Woodstock, or by visiting WoodstockGa.gov/police/cpsa. The deadline for accepting applications is Monday, August 27, 2018.