MARIETTA - The Marietta Police Department has announced the upcoming session of its Annual Citizens' Police Academy. Scheduled to begin on Tuesday, July 29, this program provides an opportunity for the citizens of Marietta to have the chance to experience what it is like to be a police officer. There is no charge for the ten-week program, and classes will be held every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
During the program, participants will get an inside look at various units within the police department including: Crime Analysis, Narcotics, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), Crime Interdiction Unit, Investigative Services, Traffic Enforcement, Community Response Unit, Crime Scene Processing, and more.
The Academy is open to residents of the City of Marietta or Marietta City business or property owners pending a background check. Applications are available at the front desk of the Marietta Police Department located at 240 Lemon Street. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and the class size will be about 20 people.
Anyone interested in participating in the Marietta Police Department's Citizens' Police Academy Program should contact the Community Response Unit's Sgt. Grant Foster at 770-794-5358 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.