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Atlanta Police To Host Citizens Police Academy

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File photo of a police officer's belt. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

File photo of a police officer’s belt. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police are looking for members of the public to participate in their Citizens Police Academy.

The police department says the academy gives it a chance to educate the public about the department’s operations and also gives police a chance to get feedback from citizens.

The Citizens Police Academy includes 30 hours of classes broken down into three-hour sessions one night a week over seven weeks. It includes courses in crime scenes, a department overview and a zone ride-a-long. Classes begin in October 2.

Participants must live in Atlanta, must be 21 and can’t have any felony or misdemeanor convictions within a year of applying.

The Atlanta Police Department has nearly 2,000 sworn officers, making it the largest law enforcement agency in Georgia.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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