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Citizens Public Safety Academy

police, public information release
August 16, 2019

Cobb County Citizens Public Safety Academy

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

This 13-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 or work for Cobb County Government or Schools and be at least 21 years of age or older.

The Fall Academy start date is Tuesday, September 24, 2019 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 Friday, September 20, 2019 at 3 p.m.  It is suggested to bring your driver’s license with you as they will need to make a copy for the application process.

Applications that are Wait Listed will also be held over to the Spring 2020 program if necessary.  If you do not have an email address, please make sure to provide a phone number. 

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, and receive a presentation from the Internal Affairs Unit.  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 13 weeks, with graduation being the 13th 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 given out 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.