Participants in the CPA come from all walks of life – recent college graduates to senior citizens, novelists to IRS investigators to computer analysts. The CPA is open to all Gwinnett County residents, 18 years of age or older, who successfully pass the application process and a driver's and criminal history check.
The CPA consists of nine weeks of both classroom and practical application. Some of the activities include:
- Police department and jail tours
- Utilization of The Firearms Training System (computer generated imagery to simulate shoot/don't shoot situations)
Other topics include:
- Officer Safety
- Detention Center
- ID / Crime Scene Unit
- The Communications Center/911
Applications are accepted year round. Currently, the Department offers two classes per year (Spring and Fall). The applications are considered in the order they were received. If you are selected to participate, you will receive a letter from the Training Division sent to the address on your application.
For additional information, contact MPO Colin Flynn at 678.226.7760 or firstname.lastname@example.org.