Snellville residents invited to learn more about law enforcement

December 25, 2016 by  

The community of Snellville will once again be holding a session of its Citizens’ Police Academy, and all are encouraged to apply to participate.

The 12-week course will give locals a chance to get a behind the scenes look at how the criminal justice system operates and also what steps they can take to prevent crime in their own neighborhoods. A variety of topics will be discussed, and there will be opportunities for the participants to engage in practical police exercises. Traffic stops, domestic violence, crime scene processing, and firearms training are just some of the topics that will be addressed, and there will also be tours of the county jail. At the completion of the session, a graduation dinner will be held.

All residents of Gwinnett and Snellville are welcome to apply, and a background check will be performed for each applicant. Applications to participate can be picked up at the Snellville Police Department. A company that crafts customized business forms will be able to design and print ones especially for an educational event such as this.

The course will begin March 2 at the Snellville Police Department. It will run from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, and there is no cost to participate. More information can be obtained by visiting the city’s website and also by contacting Lt. Pendleton by phone at 770-985-3555, or through email at