The next installment of Marietta Police Department’s Pastor’s Police Academy is now open for registration.

This academy is designed to provide faith-based leaders with insight into various aspects of policing. Participants will learn from MPD department personnel who are experts in the areas of S.W.A.T, narcotics, detectives, patrol operations, traffic laws, crime scene investigations and other aspects of policing. Participants will gain understanding into the daily operations of MPD while also getting to know some of the officers who serve the community.

Participants are encouraged to ask questions and express concerns about pertinent issues. A key goal of the Pastors’ Police Academy is to increase understanding between faith-based leaders and the police department, while building lasting partnerships.

Graduates of this program will be invited to quarterly faith-based leader forums in which the police and the faith-based leaders discuss important issues affecting the community.

There is no charge for this class. Participants will meet for six consecutive Thursday nights from Oct. 5 to Nov. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. Space is limited.

For more information or to RSVP, contact officer Brian Vaughan at 770-794-5328 or bvaughan@mariettaga.gov.

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