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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC (10/12/18):

Please note that the bills sent out for September 30, 2018 with a due date of October 15, 2018 were duplicates of the August bills. We apologize for the error in sending a duplicate bill. Due to this error, customers will not receive a penalty for their September bill.
We appreciate your understanding during this time. Feel free to contact customer service with any questions or concerns.


Citizen Police Academy

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The Winder Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is designed to give an opportunity for the community and business members to become informed and educated about the many facets of police work. The Academy is designed to give the attendees exposure as to why police respond to various situations in a particular way and how they ultimately handle those situations. The ultimate goal of the CPA is to develop relationships between law enforcement, communities and businesses. We hope to create an alliance that leaves us with voices in the community to act as ambassadors to build solid partnerships, creating a better quality of life for those we serve.

The CPA is open to all Barrow County residents 18 years of age or older who successfully pass the application process and a driver and criminal history check.

Classes meet for two hours, one night per week for eight (8) weeks. The CPA consists of both classroom and practical application that is scenario-based to give students a hands-on approach with experiencing the types of issues local law enforcement encounter on a regular basis.

Some of the activities include:

  • Patrol Operations
  • Accident Investigations
  • DUI/Traffic Enforcement
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Interviews and Interrogations
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Domestic Violence
  • Judgmental Firearms Training
  • Community Policing Initiatives

The applications are considered in the order they are received. If you are selected to participate, you will receive a letter of acceptance sent to the address listed on your application.

For additional information, contact Captain Chris Cooper at (678) 425-6855. Classes are scheduled periodically throughout the year and are advertised locally and on the police department's Facebook page. 

Citizens Police Academy Application

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