Citizens Public Safety Academy

Registration is underway for the 7th Annual Public Safety Academy featuring a behind the scenes look at the Gainesville Police and Fire Departments. 

The ten-week program, designed to familiarize citizens with all areas of law enforcement and fire operations, will include classes on crime prevention, gangs and narcotics and fire safety. Students will also participate in a police patrol ride along and suit up in 50 pounds of fire gear. The course is taught by law enforcement officers and firefighters who serve in the field each and every day. Both agencies have state-of-the-art facilities located on the same property and wish to showcase their equipment, training, and capabilities. 

Enrollment is open to all residents of Gainesville and Hall County who are 21 years or older, register early as class size is limited to 20 students. Every applicant shall be subject to a criminal history background check and must have a clear criminal history (exceptions are minor traffic offenses). 

2022 PSA Syllabus

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 at 5:00 PM. See below on how to apply:

Option 1: If you wish to use the online application process, please click here: ONLINE APPLICATION

Option 2: If you wish to print the forms to drop off or mail to the Gainesville Police Department, please click here: PRINT APPLICATION

Completed applications and forms can be mailed or dropped off at:

701 Queen City Parkway, Gainesville, GA 30501 

ATTENTION: Corporal Drew Reed