Registration is underway now for the Citizens/Business Public Safety Academy sponsored by the Gainesville Police and Fire Departments. Classes begin May 9th. Participants must be 21 years of age. Instruction includes all aspects of police and fire topics including crime scene processing, ride-a-longs, gangs, narcotics, defensive tactics, fire safety and more. Students will attend class for nine weeks and graduate on the tenth week. The program is free of charge. For more information call 770-287-0893.