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Conyers Police Department offers Junior Police Academy

CONYERS — Teens in the east metro area who are considering a career in law enforcement are invited to participate in the Conyers Police Department’s Junior Police Academy this summer.

This free, educational opportunity offers teens between the ages of 14 and 17 a glimpse into the world of law enforcement.

The CPD Junior Police Academy will offer the two-week academy from July 7 to 18, culminating with graduation on Saturday, July 19. The daily sessions will occur from 5 to 8 p.m.in the Conyers Police Department training room at 1194 Scott St.

There is no cost for students to participate in the Junior Police Academy, but the academy is limited to the first 20 applicants who meet requirements and are between the ages of 14-17. It is not necessary to be a resident of Rockdale County.

“We have found that the law enforcement field is one that fascinates young people,” said Police Chief Gene Wilson. “The knowledge they can soak up firsthand from our officers, Explorer Unit and graduates of the Citizen Police Academy who are volunteering for the Junior Police Academy may be the key to introducing them to a career in law enforcement.”

Academy participants will have contact with the various divisions of the CPD, learn about gang violence, bullying, teen traffic laws and master fingerprint techniques. The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office will assist with a tour of the Rockdale County Jail.

For more information, contact Sgt. Peggy Dunn at 678-374-5603. Applications are available on the Conyers Police Department website www.conyerspolice.com and are due by July 3.