Doraville Police Department is pleased to announce the dates for the 2013 Citizen’s Police Academy

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The 2013 Citizen’s Police Academy will be Starting Tuesday August 20.  The sessions are every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Classes are held at the Doraville Police Department Training Center.

Doraville Police Department is pleased to announce the dates for the 2013 Citizen’s Police Academy

Course Objectives 

The Citizen Police Academy is designated to build a bond of mutual trust and respect between the Police Department and our neighborhoods.  Additionally, the academy highlights the importance of citizen participation in public safety, so that we as a community may remain free from fear of crime.

Field Trips

Class members attend tours of the Doraville Police Department Headquarters.  Participants will also observe intense training requirements for SWAT team members as well as annual in-service training for veteran officers.  A ride-along with a patrol officer provides insight into a “Day in the Life of a Doraville Police Officer”.


Citizens successfully completing the CPA program receive a Certificate of Completion.  Each graduate is then eligible to join the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. (CPAAA)

CPAAA members may meet to discuss on-going operations and needs within the department.  Based on those needs, CPAAA members are given an opportunity to volunteer their services towards specified projects.

Class Topics

Experienced police officers and instructors offer briefings, demonstrations, and engage in frank discussions about police operations with class participants.  Topics covered during class include overviews of our department structure, information on police recruiting and training, and hands-on workshops in various areas.  Some of the areas explored include, but are not limited to:

  • Accident Investigation
  • Crime Prevention
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Crisis Negotiations
  • Emergency Incident Response
  • Firearms Familiarization
  • Homicide
  • K-9 Unit
  • 911 Communications
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Street Gangs
  • State Certification
  • Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
  • Vice/Drug Enforcement

Class Schedule

This ten week voluntary course is normally conducted two times per year.  Participants meet one night per week, generally on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Doraville Police Department Training Center (3750 Park Ave. Doraville, Ga. 30340)


All potential participants must submit an application prior to being considered for the program.  Due to such enthusiastic citizen response to the program, applicants are encouraged to apply early!  Applications may be obtained through the Training Section by contact via telephone or e-mail.


Admission to the program is open to anyone who is at least 18 years of age or older, has a good standing in the community and is a resident or works in the City of Doraville.

Further consideration is given to applicants who successfully pass a thorough background investigation.

For More Information:

For more information on class schedules or an application visit the Police Department or contact Jason Deyette

Phone: 770-451-6817

D.P.D. Training Division

3750 Park Avenue

Doraville, Ga. 30340

Phone: 770 455-1000

Fax: 770 936-3849