After weeks of training, 17 Gwinnett citizens are now armed with knowledge to help bridge the gap between the police and the community. They just completed the Gwinnett County Police Department‘s 21st Citizens Police Academy.
Twice a week for about nine weeks, the students learned about firearms, crime scene investigation, first aid and more. Lilburn resident Todd Burnette said his favorite part of the academy was learning how to drive like cops do. “Well, I’m pretty much of a racing fan,” Burnette said with a laugh, “this learning how to drive safely was something that was pretty interesting. Seeing how they do it, how they train for it. So that was pretty fun to see, fun to be a part of.”