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Cobb Citizens Public Safety Academy Set for Spring Session

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March 10, 2020

The Cobb County Department of Public Safety (DPS) is announcing its spring session of the Citizens Public Safety Academy (CPSA).

This 14-week program provides an opportunity for Cobb County citizens to obtain an insider’s look into the various entities that comprise the Department of Public Safety.  During the course, participants will gain knowledge and insight as to how the Police, Fire, Animal Services, and 911 departments are organized and the important role each plays in fulfilling the myriad tasks that ensure the safety of all the citizens of Cobb County. 

In order to participate, interested  citizens  should either live in Cobb County, work for  Cobb County Government or for Cobb County Schools,  and be at least 21 years old.

The Spring Academy start date is Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 6 p.m. at the Cobb County Public Safety Training Academy, located at 2109 Valor Drive, Marietta, GA. 30008.

In order to be accepted into the program, applicants must fill out an application.  This application can be emailed to you or be picked up in person at the DPS Training Center located at 2109 Valor Drive, Marietta, GA 30008.  The application will need to be taken to the Cobb County Public Safety Internal Affairs Department, located at 1150 Powder Springs Street, Suite 300, Marietta, GA  30064 by Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 3 p.m.  Please bring your driver’s license with you as they will need to make a copy for the application process.

The first night of the CPSA will meet at the Cobb County Public Safety Training Academy, 2109 Valor Drive Marietta, GA 30008.  Participants will meet the Training staff, receive a presentation, and tour the Academy grounds. Please note the first night begins at 6:00 p.m. and all subsequent sessions will meet at 6:30 p.m. at various Cobb County Public Safety locations. Classes will be conducted every Tuesday evening for 14 weeks, with graduation being the 14th week.  A few of the planned activities include:

  • Meeting with distinguished members of the Public Safety Department.
  • Touring the 911 Communications Center and the Medical Examiner’s Office.
  • Receiving demonstrations from DPS Police Training on weapons/firearms safety and defensive tactics.
  • Participating in classes from the Fire Department special operations, i.e., Hazardous Materials, Heavy Rescue Squad.

The complete schedule will be provided on the first night along with other information.

If you have any questions about the CCCPSA please contact the Training Center at 770-499-4100.

Press Contact Info

Sgt. Wayne Delk | Cobb County Police Department | [email protected]