Application process ongoing for Smyrna Citizen’s Police Academy


SMYRNA — Applications are being taken for the Smyrna Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy, scheduled to begin April 10.

Sessions will held from 6-10 p.m. Mondays for 10 weeks and be taught by police officers and guest speakers. The academy will provide hands-on lessons about law enforcement, along with the opportunity to learn about operations, investigations and arrest procedures.
Officer Miles Little of the Community Policing unit will oversee the program. He said he looks forward to sharing more information about the agency.

“We’re asking for people to come with an open mind because I think it will be a great opportunity for them to learn,” he said.

Smyrna residents do want to know more about their law enforcement agency, Officer Little said.

“I know that, in my daily encounters, some people ask me what’s going on with this investigation or what my thinking is on issues with police in America,” he said. “I can’t speak for other departments — I can only speak for the Smyrna Police Department — so I think I’ll at least be able to give more insight from our perspective.”

Applicants for the free academy must be at least 18 years old. Sessions will take place at the police department, 325 W. Glenwood Ave., and they are limited to 25 participants.

Upon completion, attendees will receive a diploma and a challenge coin.

A registration link and more information is available here or by emailing

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