Citizens Police Academy

The MARTA Police Citizen Police Academy was first introduced in 1999. The academy is a ten-week program designed to provide a unique glimpse “behind the badge.”  The Academy offers the metro area citizens a better understanding of the Department and a greater awareness of the daily challenges faced by its officers.

Attendees will learn about departmental resources and programs and, more importantly, the men and women who comprise the MARTA Police Department. Classes will be a combination of lectures and interactive activities, with topics such as special operations, gang awareness, communications, firearm use and safety, crime prevention, crime scene investigation and patrol procedures.

The Citizens Police Academy is usually held on Tuesday evenings.  Classes will meet from 6 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Class locations will be held at various police facilities throughout the MARTA agency. Firearms and Use of Force training is scheduled on a Saturday.

Participation in the program is free.  Applicants are required to be 18 years of age and must provide their own transportation to and from training.  Acceptance into the program is subject to review of the applicant’s criminal record and police contact history.

For more information please call 404-848-3670.

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