Citizens Public Safety Academy
The Cobb County Department of Public Safety has opened applications for the fall Citizens Public Safety Academy, a 13-week program that gives a glimpse into the various entities that make up the public safety department. Participants will get an in-depth look at the organization and roles of the county’s police, fire, animal services and 911 departments.
To participate, interested residents must live in the county or work for the county or schools, be 21 or older, fill out an application and complete a background check. The application can be emailed to applicants or picked up at the Cobb County Public Safety Police Academy at 2435 East West Connector, Austell. Completed applications must be taken to the Internal Affairs Department, at 545 South Fairground St., Marietta, by Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 3 p.m. Applicants should also bring their driver’s license, as a copy is needed for the application process.
If applicants do not have an email address, a phone number will be required. The fall academy begins at 6 p.m. on Sept. 8 and will be held at Cobb County Public Safety Police Academy at 2435 East West Connector, Austell. Class continues every Wednesday for 13 weeks, and graduation is held on the final week. For more information, call 770-499-4100.