Social Circle Police Department
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Presents
Citizen’s Police Academy
Introduction
The Social Circle Citizen’s Police Academy was created to give the residents and corporate
citizens of Social Circle a chance to see, understand and interact with the inner workings of the
City of Social Circle Police Department. Participants will learn about the available services,
resources and programs offered by the Social Circle Police Department. More importantly,
participants will meet and interact with the men and women who provide these services.
Specifically, sessions will cover the structure of the police department, patrol functions, criminal
investigations, firearms training, use of force and use of force considerations. Classes will be a
combination of lectures, demonstrations and interactive activities.
Participants in this program will meet for six (6) weeks on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m.
to 8:30 p.m. in the police department’s community room. Firearms training will be held during
week (6) on that Saturday and will conclude with a family cookout for all participants. Also
during the program, participants will be required, at their convenience, to complete at least two
(2) hours of police “ride alongs”. A graduation ceremony will be held after the completion of the
program.
Participation in the program is free. Applicants are required to be twenty-one (21) years
of age and must provide their own transportation to and from training. Acceptance into the
program is subject to review of the applicant’s background, including a criminal history inquiry.
For more information please call Lt. Randy Downs at 770-464-2366 or e-mail at
rdowns@socialcirclega.com.
Social Circle Police Department
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Audience
Our targeted audience for the Citizen Police Academy is the residents and corporate
citizens of Social Circle and Walton County. Individuals who apply for the Citizen’s Police
Academy must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age. Applicants will be subject to a
background check to include a criminal history check. A consent form to conduct the
background check is attached and must be returned along with your application.
Goals
The goal of the Social Circle Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy is to
give citizens a better understanding of the functions and services provided by the City of
Social Circle Police Department. In doing so this helps to create and develop a growing
nucleus of responsible and well-informed citizens. These citizens have the potential to
influence public opinion concerning Social Circle Police Department practices and the
delivery of services. This will promote a team concept between the City of Social Circle
Police Department and the citizens we serve.
Social Circle Police Department
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Itinerary
Week 1 (Wednesday April 10, 2019)
Orientation / City Officials Introduction / Community Policing / Police Department Tour
Week 2 (Wednesday April 17, 2019)
Uniform Patrol Division / Overview of Patrol / Response to calls for service / Traffic Stops
Scenarios
Week 3 (Wednesday April 24, 2019)
Criminal Investigation Division
Week 4 (Wednesday May 1, 2019)
Judicial System
Week 5 (Wednesday May, 8, 2019)
Use of Force / Defensive Tactics / Judgmental Shooting (Piedmont Law Enforcement Academy,
Covington Campus).
Week 6 (Saturday May 11, 2019)
Firearms Training / Use of Force / Family Cookout
Graduation ceremony to be determined and held after completion of the program. You must
be present for all classes to graduate.
Social Circle Police Department
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Citizen Police Academy
Registration Form
A.
This form may be downloaded and saved as a PDF form, completed and submitted
electronically to rdowns@socialcirclega.com. Or typed or printed legibly in black ink and
returned to the Social Circle Police Department at 138 East Hightower Trail, Social Circle
Georgia 30025.
B.
Read and complete the information be sure to include all information requested. Including
street numbers, zip codes, and telephone numbers, where requested.
Name: (Last) (First) (Middle)
Home Address:
Home Phone: Other Contact Number:
E-mail Address: Shirt Size:
Occupation:
What is your reason(s) for wanting to attend the Citizen’s Police Academy:
What do you hope to obtain or Learn from attending the Citizen’s Police Academy:
How did you learn about the Citizen’s Police Academy:
Have you attended previous Citizen’s Academies: (Yes) (No)
Please Return Completed Form To:
Social Circle Police Department
C/o Lieutenant Randy Downs
Social Circle Police Department
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Social Circle Police Department
138 East Hightower Trail
Social Circle Georgia 30025
770-464-2366
Consent Form
I hereby authorize personnel with the Social Circle Police Department to receive any criminal history
record information pertaining to me which may be in the files of any state or local justice agency in
Georgia. This authorization is valid for (180) days from date of signature.
PLEASE PRINT INFORMATION
Name: (First) (Middle) (Last)
Street Address:
City: (State) _ (Zip)
Sex: (Race) (Date of Birth)
(Social Security Number)
Telephone Number:
Signature: Date:
****Special Conditions****
If an adverse decision is made against the person whose record was obtained under this law, the person shall be
informed by the person / company making the decision:
That the record was obtained
The specific contents of the record
The effect the record made upon the decision
Failure to provide this information to the person subject to the adverse decision shall be a misdemeanor.
Date Completed: (Agency Use Only) Signature (Agency Personnel)
Social Circle Police Department
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Citizen’s Police Academy Release Form
Waiver and Hold Harmless Agreement
KNOW ALL PERSON(S) BY THESE PRESENTS that the undersigned, being (21) years of age or
older, and laboring under no limitations as to ability contract, does hereby release the CITY OF
SOCIAL CIRCLE, MAYOR, COUNCIL, SOCIAL CIRCLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, and all
elected and appointed officials or employees of said city and department from any liability whatever
as a consequence of any injury to my person, or damage to my property, as a result of said SOCIAL
CIRCLE POLICE DEPARTMENT granting my request to participate in the Citizen’s Police
Academy. I freely and voluntarily accept all risks, and I agree to hold the CITY OF SOCIAL
CIRCLE, MAYOR, COUNCIL, SOCIAL CIRCLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, and all agents and
employees harmless from claim and/or loss of any nature as described above, including, but not
limited to, medical expenses, loss of income, temporary or permanent injury or disability resulting
from injury, pain and suffering, or loss of personal property. I further agree that the CITY OF
SOCIAL CIRCLE, MAYOR, COUNCIL, SOCIAL CIRCLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, nor any
official, agent, or employee owes me any duty whatever about this privilege.
I further agree, that should any person be damaged due to my negligence, I will assume all
responsibility and hold the CITY OF SOCIAL CIRCLE, MAYOR, COUNCIL, SOCIAL CIRCLE
POLICE DEPRTMANT, and/or officials, agents, and employees harmless against claim or loss.
I further agree that I will promptly reimburse for any damages to said facility or equipment.
Print Name:
Signature:
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