Yellow Ribbon Tree
appen grocery
Northside Oral Surgery
appen dec 2010 Duplicate

Public Safety Citizens Academy opens enrollment


Class learns policing, firefighting tactics



alph_citizens_academy_1
shadow
The 2013 Alpharetta Citizens Academy is seeking students to being classes Jan. 30. Attendees will learn about policing and fire safety. JONATHAN COPSEY. (click for larger version)
January 02, 2013
ALPHARETTA, Ga. The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety will offer its free fifth annual Public Safety Citizens Academy beginning Jan. 30, 2013 at the Roswell/Alpharetta Public Safety Training Center (RAPSTC) in order to introduce the public to the various aspects involved with police and fire services.

"These classes will allow citizens to have a better understanding of the public safety concept and how it ties everyone into a common goal," said academy coordinator, Officer Terry Joyner.

Residents of Alpharetta and those who work in the city will be accepted first into the program. Others who are interested can join only if there is space.

The academy is held once a year and each graduating class is filled with approximately 35 to 40 students who participate in a series of 14 classes. Classes are held once per week, either on a Wednesday night or Saturday morning at RAPSTC and will include information on 911 communications, S.W.A.T, basic firefighter, criminal investigations, public safety volunteer programs, constitutional law, auto extrication, T.E.R.S., F.A.T.S., hazardous materials, K-9, community relations, fire prevention, Police Athletic League (PAL) and CPR/AED.

New for this year is a class on tactical emergency response specialists (T.E.R.S.). These are officers who go in with police and render first aid to anyone injured, said Joyner.

"The police are trained to escort EMTs or paramedics and firefighters into an area," he said.

Interested students must complete a written application and provide a list of references. Applicants are also subject to a background check and final approval by the agency. Applications are available at www.alpharetta.ga.us.

Classes continue once a week until May 1.

The academy is possible this year in part thanks to a donation from Walmart.

For more information contact Joyner at 678-297-6309, tjoyner@alpharetta.ga.us or Capt. Joe Popadics at 678-297-6352, jpopadics@alpharetta.ga.us.

list visuals View images.
printPrint
emailEmail Link
CommentFeedback
shareShare

Tags: Crime, Government & News & Crime

READER COMMENTS Submission
When posting feedback please be respectful. Be nice. :
* required value
Your Name*

Town*

Email (not shown on website)*

Subject*

Comment*

Verification*
Identify the animal




Coldwell Banker
Biz Post
RECENT CLASSIFIEDS
Full-time

Cabinet Business Full Time

September 02, 2014 | 07:48 PM
Busy higher end cabinet shop »
Estate Sale

Estate sale-furniture, electronics, lawn

September 02, 2014 | 10:48 AM
JOHNS CREEK: Abbotts Pond »
Full-time

AutoCad drafting

August 26, 2014 | 10:04 AM
AutoCad 2D 2013 drafting »

Beverage Depot
appen dec 2010