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Woodstock Police and Fire Departments Announce Upcoming Citizens Public Safety Academy

The Woodstock Police and Fire Departments are now accepting applications for the Fall 2019 Citizens Public Safety Academy, scheduled to begin on Thursday, August 15.

Citizens Public Safety Academy is a series of educational classes designed 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 the professions.

Some of the classes offered during this series are CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter) seminar, Criminal Investigation Procedures, Crime Prevention, Fire Safety, and Fire Prevention. Participants will see an extrication demonstration and a thermal imaging camera presentation, and they will participate in a judgmental shooting demonstration. The class will also tour the Woodstock Fire Department and the Cherokee County Fire Training Center.

The Citizens Public Safety Academy will be held every Thursday evening, 6:30-8:30pm, August 15-November 7.

Anyone who lives, works, or has an expressed interest in Woodstock may apply for the Academy. Applicants must be at least 19 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-served basis.

Applications are available at the Woodstock Police Department, located at 12453 Highway 92, or by visiting The application deadline is August 9. For more information on the Citizens Public Safety Academy, please contact Officer Greg Stepp at 770-592-6000 x1134 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..