Athens Clarke County Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is seeking applicants for the 35th session of the Department’s Citizen Police Academy. The Academy will begin Thursday, February 11, and will end on April 28. Classes start at 6:30 p.m. at the East Precinct, 3035 Lexington Road.

This is a 12-week course with classes held one night a week for three hours. Instruction includes career development and training, patrol functions, criminal investigation, communications and 911, crime prevention, SRT, and many other functions of the police department.

Applicants must live or work in Athens-Clarke County, be at least 18 years of age, and pass a criminal background check. Attendees must attend 10 out of the 12 classes to receive a Certificate of Achievement. The deadline for registration is Friday, January 29. The application is available online at Click on “Public Information” and then click on “Citizen Police Academy.” The application is available in a PDF or Word format.

Questions should be directed to Captain Mark Sizemore at 706-613-3358 X226 or via email at