Citizens' Police Academy

Experience life behind the badge with Citizens' Police Academy!

We are now accepting applications for the fall citizens police academy. The fall academy begins July 26th at 6pm. Anyone interested can complete a registration form and return it to the Marietta Police Department. If you have any questions contact Officer Paul Hill at 770-794-5356, or by email.

The Marietta Police Department offers citizens the chance to experience what it's like to be a police officer through its Citizens' Police Academy. The Academy is a 11-week program that meets once a week for 3 hours. Watch a video about the Citizens' Police Academy.

CONGRATULATIONS to our new citizens police academy graduates.



  • Crime analysis
  • Narcotics
  • Special weapons and tactics (swat)
  • Crime interdiction unit
  • Investigative services
  • Traffic enforcement
  • Community response unit
  • Crime scene processing


  • Sessions are bi-annual
  • 11-week program
  • Once a week 6 - 9 p.m.

How to Apply

The Academy is open to the public pending a background check. Applications are available at the front desk of the Marietta Police Department at 240 Lemon Street.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must live in the city limits or business owner in the city
  • Minimum age of 18
  • Must pass criminal history check
  • Must complete an application and be approved
Call 770-794-5356, or email for more information.