The Rome Police Department will conduct a Citizens Police Academy beginning September 18, 2023. The academy will provide citizens first-hand information on how and why the Department operates and examines the culture of police work and the organization. It also provides an excellent opportunity for our citizens to interact with Department members.

The Citizens Police Academy (C.P.A.) is an 8-week program that gives community members first-hand information regarding the role of police officers in the Rome Police Department (RPD). Students meet every Monday evening from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM from September 18 through November 6, 2023. The program involves both classroom and interactive instruction with participants receiving the same information that our police recruits and officers are provided.


Week 1 – Welcome, Organization & Mission of RPD, Police Ethics & Liability, Police Pastoral Duties

Week 2 – Office of Professional Standards/Traffic Enforcement

Week 3 – Criminal Investigations

Week 4 – Specialized Units/ SWAT/ Hostage Negotiations/ K-9 Operations/Metro Drug Task Force

Week 5 – Firearms/Judgmental Use of Force Simulator/Psychology of Police Judgement

Week 6 – Use of Force/Firearms Safety/ Fundamentals of Shooting

Week 7 – On-site practical (Tallatoona Building) / (Outside) Classroom following practical.

Week 8 – Graduation/Certificate Presentation

Completing the C.P.A. does not create an offer of employment but is strictly a volunteer program created to educate respected members of the community who want to hear information about law enforcement and the Rome Police Department. The 2023 C.P.A. will be conducted at the Rome Police Training Center, 2626 Callier Springs Rd., Rome, GA 30161. Those interested in the Citizens Police Academy can complete the application at, visit the Rome Police Training Center located at 2626 Callier Springs Rd., or contact the training staff at 706-236-2399. Deadline to apply for the 2023 C.P.A. is September 8, 2023.