Cobb County Citizens Public Safety Academy Summer Session accepting applications


The Cobb County Police Department and the Cobb Department of Public Safety announced in a public information release that the Citizens Public Safety Academy (CPSA) summer session will begin beginning Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 6 p.m.

The program lasts 13 weeks and, according to the announcement, “offers the citizens of Cobb County the opportunity to gain insight into the many facets of public safety.”

Program participants will learn how police, fire, animal services and 911 emergency services are organized and the role of each of these components of public safety in the county.

The first session will be held at the Cobb County Public Safety Police Academy located at 2435 East West Connector, Austell Ga, 30106.

The requirements for the program and how you register are as follows:

To participate, interested citizens must be at least 21 years old and live in Cobb County, work for the Cobb County government, or work for Cobb County Schools.

All applicants must complete an application and undergo a background check. Application can be emailed or picked up in person at the Police Academy (2435 East West Connector). Applicants may email Sergeant Verola at Victor.Ver[email protected] to receive an email copy of the application. However, the completed application should be submitted to the Cobb County Department of Internal Affairs located at 545 South Fairground Street, Marietta, Ga, 30060. Applicants should bring their driver’s license. The deadline to register is June 1, 2022 at 3 p.m.

The first night will include a tour of the academy and an introduction to the training staff.

Some of the planned activities include:

  • Meeting with a distinguished member of the Public Security Service.
  • Visit the 911 communication center and the animal services facility.
  • Receiving demonstrations from DPS police training in firearms safety and defensive tactics.
  • Participate in fire department special operations courses (hazardous materials, heavy rescue squad, etc.).

If you have any questions about the program, please contact the Police Academy at 770-499-4100.

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Jennifer R. Strohm