Cobb Citizens Public Safety Academy Registration Open

The Cobb County Department of Public Safety has opened registration for the spring session of its Citizens Public Safety Academy, a 14-week program for residents interested in learning more about how the county keeps citizens safe.

The 14-week course will give participants an insider’s view of all public safety entities, such as police, fire, animal control, and 911 dispatchers. Participants will receive demonstrations from DPS Police Training on firearms safety and defensive tactics,  attend Fire Department special operations classes, tour the county’s 911 facility, meet with Public Safety Department, and more.

The first class is scheduled for 6 p.m. on March 6 at the Cobb County Public Safety Training Academy, located at 2109 Valor Drive in Marietta. Subsequent classes will be held on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at various Public Safety Department facilities across the county.

Residents interested in applying for the academy must fill out an application and submit to a background check. Applications can be e-mailed or picked up in person at the training academy on Valor Drive. Completed applications must be returned in person to the Cobb County Public Safety Internal Affairs Department at 1150 Powder Springs Street before Monday, February 28 at 3 p.m. Applicants are advised to bring their drivers licenses with them to return the application.

Anyone with additional questions about the Cobb County Citizens Public Safety Academy can call Training Registrar Mallorie Wheat at 770-590-5650.