The Director of Community Engagement and Events is responsible for coordinating specific high profile police/community events, enhancing existing community focused initiatives and handling large scale internal morale boosting activities.   She has established relationships with relevant corporations, community-based organizations and individuals whose interests broadly align with the mission of the Atlanta Police Department to help make APD a models community policing city.

If you would like to partner with the APD on an event, please contact Ms. Espy at your earliest convenience. 

Citizens Police Academy

  • Date: 08/16/2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: APD Mailing Address
    226 Peachtree St SW
    Atlanta, Georgia 30303
  • Introduction: Always wanted to see the inner workings of your local police department? Join our next Citizen's Police Academy!

The Atlanta Citizens Police Academy includes 20+ hours of skilled and professional instruction delivered in three-hour sessions. Future citizen participants require a one-night per week commitment over an eight-week period: Wednesday evenings 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

The Citizens Police Academy will be held at: Atlanta Police Headquarters 226 Peachtree St. SW Atlanta, Georgia 30303 404-546-2541 phone, 404-653-7992 fax

 Classes topics may include:  Department Overview, Crime Lab visit, 911, Internal Affairs, Identity Theft, Use of Force, Active Shooter, SWAT, Homicide investigation, and more!

The Atlanta Police Department strives to reflect a diverse group of participants. Applicants will be evaluated and notified when they are selected to participate. Potential candidates for the Citizens Police Academy should meet, but are not limited to the following criteria:

 Be a resident of the Metropolitan Atlanta area

  • Minimum age of 21 years
  • No felony convictions
  • No misdemeanor convictions within one year of application

After completion of the application, consent forms, and waiver forms a standard background check will be completed.

Contact your Community Liaison Unit Representative or Lieutenant A. Clay: Phone: 404-546-7511


You can also contact the Atlanta Police Community Events Director:

Elizabeth Espy 404-546-2541 or

 Hand deliver or mail the completed application to:

Community Services Division, ATTN: Citizens Police Academy 226 Peachtree St. SW Atlanta, GA 30303

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