CITIZENS Police Academy

The CITIZENS Police Academy is a twelve week program designed to give the public a working knowledge of the day to day operations of the Acworth Police Department.  It will enable participants to gain a better understanding of procedures, guidelines, responsibilities, demands, equipment, policies and laws that guide the Police Department’s decision making process.  Citizens will become informed as to the actual role of police and in return, police will benefit from the exchange of knowledge the citizens provide about the community.

The dates for our next sessions are February 26, 2024 - May 20, 2024.  Each session consists of weekly classes that meet at the police department on Monday evenings from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Each week there will be comprehensive instruction from different units within the department, to include a few outside agencies.

This program is an opportunity to show how serious our commitment is to our community.  

Citizens who reside in and/or work in the City of Acworth, are eligible to attend.  Non-residents will be required to be sponsored for the Academy by a City Business owner, CITIZENS Police Academy Alumni, or an Acworth Police Officer.  Applicants must be 18 years of age and submit to a background screening.

Last day to apply will be January 31, 2024.

Application - 2024-CPA-Application

Contact Cpl Eric Mistretta

Records Division

Monday - Friday:
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(770) 974-1232

Police Department

Acworth Police Department
4440 Acworth Industrial Dr.
Acworth, GA 30101

Other Divisons

Investigations: (678) 801-4043

Court Services: (770) 974-0965

Tip Hotline: (770) 975-5826