Citizens’ Police Academy planned

Published 1:58 am Saturday, December 24, 2016


Andalusia Police Department will host their first Citizens’ Police Academy beginning Jan. 12, 2017.

Classes are set for the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Sessions in the 12-week course will cover different topics relating to the challenges faced by today’s law enforcement officers, ways to protect yourself and home, an opportunity to tour and to meet officers and staff of the Andalusia Police Department, and firearm familiarization. The class also will provide citizens with accurate information on the enforcement of laws.

Participants who successfully complete 10 of the 12 sessions will receive a certificate of completion and class shirt.

Cost to participate is $25. This will cover the cost of materials and shirt. This payment is not due until registration confirmation is made by APD staff.

Classes will be held on Thursday evenings, from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Wilbur W. Williams Law Enforcement Training Facility. One Saturday morning class will be held for firearms familiarization.

The first 25 registered who pass a local background check will be accepted. There will be a waiting list for additional academies in the upcoming months if you are not selected for the first session.

To register or for more information, please contact, Chief Paul Hudson, Ms. Judy McCord, or Ms. Susie Fannin at (334) 222-1155.