Classes & Training

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Community engagement is a key part of public safety and the Sandy Springs Police Department hosts a large array of community safety training opportunities which are free to the public.

Citizens Police Academy

The 13-week course is designed to give participants an up close study of police operations in Sandy Springs. The program covers the organization of the police department and classes on units within the department, such as the Criminal Investigative Unit, Traffic Unit and North and South Districts. The classes are taught by experienced police officers who are subject matter experts in each unit area.  Classes include first aid instruction; defensive tactics and firearms familiarization. Following graduation from this program, the participants are eligible for other volunteer opportunities within the department.   

Child Safety Classes

The child safety classes cover a variety of topics including bullying and child abduction prevention. Self defense classes are also provided, and there is no cost to participate.  

Self Defense Classes

The SSPD Women’s Self Defense Course is reality-based, single session class held every other month.

Firearms Safety Class

The Sandy Springs Police Department in partnership with the Sandy Springs Gun Club and Range offers basic gun safety classes. This three-hour class is held once per month.

Teen Driving Classes

The Sandy Springs Police Department offers teen driving classes 8-10 times a year.

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