Lavonia Police to Offer Citizens’ Police Academy

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a police officer?

Well, Lavonia citizens or those who work in Lavonia will have a chance to find out soon by enrolling in the upcoming Citizens’ Police Academy.

Sponsored by the Lavonia Police Department, Chief Shane Edmisten said the Academy will meet once a week for eight weeks beginning March 12.

The Chief said those enrolled will meet every Tuesday evening between March 12 and May 7 and each class will feature a different aspect of law enforcement.

In addition to discussions, there will also be some fun stuff, like how to do a field sobriety test.

Edmisten added that participants will also be able to do up to four hours of ride-alongs with an officer to get an idea of what they do on a day-to-day basis.

Another highlight of the classes will be a session with Lavonia City Councilman and former Lavonia Police Captain Michael Schulman and Motor Carrier Compliance and former Lavonia Police Officer Jeffrey Martin.

The classes will culminate with a graduation ceremony and dinner for the participants, according to Chief Edmisten.

Class space is limited and registration forms are available at the Lavonia Police Station.

Background checks will be done on everyone who signs up.

Anyone with questions can contact Chief Edmisten at the Lavonia Police Department at 706-356-4848.