Recruitment opens for new volunteer police academy

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Savannah – A new police academy is opening in the Coastal Region to give residents the chance to serve as a volunteer officer. Opportunities will open to serve in traffic, patrol and special events. Once trained, these part-time, unpaid officers will carry the same powers as sworn personnel.

All applicants must meet state standards and attend the six-month academy. Classes run twice a week nightly, then each Saturday starting July 7, 2018. Anyone interested should contact Georgia Public Safety Training Center by May 1, 2018 at (912) 644-7766 or email

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