Would you like to learn more about how Cobb County's public safety organizations operate? The fall session of the Citizens Public Safety Academy is now accepting applications. The academy will start Tuesday, Sept. 18, and this 14-week program will provide an opportunity for county residents to gain insight on how the police, fire, animal services and 911 departments are organized. Participants will also learn the important role each department plays to ensure the safety of all residents and visitors. A few of the planned activities include:
- Meeting with distinguished members of public safety departments
- Touring the 911 Communications Center and the Medical Examiner’s Office
- Receiving demonstrations from the police department on weapons/firearms safety and defensive tactics
- Participating in classes from fire department special operations, including hazardous materials and the heavy rescue squad
In order to participate in the academy, you must either live in Cobb County or work for Cobb County government or schools and be at least 21 years old. An application can be emailed to you or be picked up at the DPS Training Center, 2109 Valor Drive, Marietta. The completed application must taken to the Public Safety Internal Affairs Department, 1150 Powder Springs St., Suite 300, Marietta, by 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10. Please bring your driver’s license with you because a copy of it will be needed. For more information, call 770-499-4100.