Aiken Citizens Public Safety Academy Starting September 10th

Aiken Department of Public Safety (ADPS) Citizen's Public Safety Academy logo graphic
Aiken Department of Public Safety (ADPS) Citizen's Public Safety Academy logo graphic

Aiken, SC – The Aiken Department of Public Safety will be holding a Citizen’s Public Safety Academy starting September 10th.

This will be a nine week program consisting of one class each Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. All instructors are members of the public safety profession and will present material on the following topics:

  • Basic Patrol Functions
  • Firefighting
  • Use Of Force (Lethal, Less-Lethal)
  • Community Policing
  • Traffic Safety
  • Criminal Investigations And More

The Citizens Public Safety Academy is intended to be an overview of the Aiken Department of Public Safety’s functions and operations.

Participants will not be trained as police officers or firefighters. Class size is limited and will be filled on a first-come basis. Applications must be received no later than September 6th. Participants must attend at least eight classes to pass the Citizen’s Public Safety Academy. A background check will be performed on ALL applicants. Applicants with felony convictions or extensive criminal backgrounds will not be accepted. The application deadline is August 21th.

Applications are available at Aiken Public Safety headquarters located at 251 Laurens Street NW, in Aiken, or on the City of Aiken website.

Applicants can submit their applications via e-mail or send completed applications to:

The Aiken Department of Public Safety
ATTN: Lt. Harm
P.O. BOX 1177
Aiken, SC 29802

If you have any questions, please contact Lieutenant Ben Harm at 803-644-1905 or by e-mail.

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