Citizens Police Academy

The Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is designed to educate citizens of Lawrenceville and Gwinnett County about their police department and how officers enforce local and state laws. The goal of the CPA is to create and develop a growing nucleus of responsible, well-informed citizens who have the potential to influence public opinion concerning police practices and the delivery of services.

Consideration will be given to Lawrenceville residents based on class seating availability.  Due to demand, an application and background check will be completed prior to admittance. Participants in the CPA may come from all walks of life; recent college graduates to senior citizens, administrators to computer analysts. The CPA is open to:

  • All Lawrenceville residents and those employed in Lawrenceville
  • 16 years of age or older
  • Successfully pass the Citizens Police Academy Application (PDF) process
  • Pass a driver’s and criminal history check. 

Complete the Citizens Police Academy Application (PDF).

For additional information, please email Captain Jake Parker or call 770-670-5022.