Register Now - Citizens' Public Safety Academy

Registration is underway now for the first annual Public Safety Academy featuring a behind the scenes look at the Gainesville Police and Fire Departments. The ten-week program, designed to familiarize citizens with all areas of law enforcement and fire operations, will include classes on crime prevention, gangs and narcotics and fire safety.  Students will also participate in a police patrol ride along and suit up in 50 pounds of fire gear. The course is taught by law enforcement officers and firemen who serve in the field every day. 
 
The Gainesville Police Department typically hosts the Citizens’ Police Academy each summer, but decided to partner with the Fire Department this year since both have new state-of-the-art facilities located on the same property and can finally accommodate a larger group of interested citizens.
 
Enrollment is open to all residents of Gainesville and Hall County who are 21 years or older and class size is limited to 20 students.  Every applicant shall be subject to a criminal history background check and must have a clear criminal history (exceptions are minor traffic offenses).
 
Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 9:00 pm May 31-August 2.  The registration deadline is May 20.
 
Registration forms are available on-line at www.gainesville.orgor by calling Officers Kevin Holbrook or Joe Britte at (770)-287-0893.