NOW ENROLLING: Citizens’ Police Academy

This is your opportunity to participate in an up-close study of police operations!

The Dunwoody Police Department welcomes residents of Dunwoody, along with Dunwoody business owners, to attend this free program designed to give participants the opportunity to learn about various functions of police work through classroom lectures, training scenarios and off-site tours of partner locations, such as ChatComm 911.

The academy will begin on September 3, 2019 and end on November 12, 2019. Graduation will take place on November 18, 2019. Classes will be held every Tuesday night from 6:00pm to approximately 9:00pm.

The Dunwoody Citizens’ Police Academy is part of the community policing efforts of the Dunwoody Police Department. Each week, the class focuses on a specific division of the Police Department, giving students an overview of the Department’s duties and responsibilities. Some of the units covered are:

• Community Outreach

• North Metro SWAT

• Gangs

• Crime Scene Unit

• ChatComm 9-1-1 Center

• DeKalb County Jail

• Use of Force

• Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (C.R.A.S.E)

• Criminal Investigations

• Uniform Patrol

• Narcotics

• Traffic Stops and DUI enforcement

• T.I. Firearms Simulator


*The program is open to Dunwoody residents and Dunwoody business owners 21 years of age or older.

*Applicants must be willing to submit to a criminal history check and a driving record check prior to being accepted as a Citizen’s Police Academy student.

To register for this course, download an application here. You can email completed application forms to Community Outreach Officer Anwar Sillah at Applications can also be dropped off at Dunwoody Police Department.

For more information, please contact Community Outreach Officer Anwar Sillah at