Citizens Police Academy

The Cartersville Police Department conducts a Citizens Police Academy to provide the citizens of the community with an opportunity to learn how the police operate. This "academy" gives the department the opportunity to provide an understanding about police procedures and operations to the public, to help break the myths that have been created by today's media, to include television and movies.

Citizens are given a chance to experience what it is like to "be on the streets" and have to make split second decisions. Through the Citizens Police Academy we not only provide a better understanding of what we do and why, but we have an opportunity to positively interact with the public and build on the spirit of working together to make our community a better and safer place to live.