Citizens Police Academy


The Citizens Police Academy is now accepting applications.


See through the eyes of the Kennesaw Police Officer


Classes will be held on Thursdays starting June 19th, 2014

6:30 p.m.—8:30 p.m. for 11 sessions

(Exception—possible Saturday class for firearms)

Submit applications to Kennesaw Police Department no later than June 18, 2014

See Kennesaw through the eyes of the Police.

Citizen's Police Academy is an informational program designed to inform citizens about the working of law enforcement and their police department. 

All applicants must be:
· 21 years old
· Willing to submit to a criminal history check and a driving record check  (This necessary due to the sensitivity of information presented)

 Some of the things you will learn:

· The Patrol Function
· Criminal Law
· Criminal Investigations
· Traffic Operations
· Court Process
· Use of Force
· Community Policing

Submit applications to Kennesaw Police Department no later than June 18, 2014 - C.O.P.S.  Questions? Contact Ofc. Scott Luther 770-919-0651or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 Note: This is an informational program, it will not give the training necessary to become a Certified Police Officer.

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