Prattville Police & Fire Launch Citizens' Academy


Teresa Lee, or 334.595.0102

May 13, 2013


Citizens often wish they knew more about the public safety system. In turn, Prattville Police Department and Prattville Fire Department members wish the public had a better understanding of the challenges facing Police Officers and Firefighters.

To bridge the gap of understanding, our Police and Fire Departments have joined together to create a "Prattville Police & Fire Citizens' Academy."

The Prattville Police & Fire Citizens' Academy offers a two-way communication between the citizens, Police Officers and Firefighters, while providing a mechanism for educating the public about public safety.

Hours and Requirements:

You must be 21 years of age and live or work in Autauga County.
You must clear a review of your Criminal and Driver's History.
Classes meet on Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Total Time is 20 hours over 10 weeks (You are asked to commit to attend at least 8 of the 10 sessions.)

Course Content:

The Police and Fire Citizens' Academy is a 10-week program that will be held at the Prattville Police and Fire Departments.


Each Police and Fire Citizens' Academy session covers a variety of subjects ranging from basic law enforcement and Firefighting techniques and their role in the community to discussions and demonstrations. The curriculum is as follows:

June 6 Welcome Night with Police Chief Thompson and Fire Chief Brown
June 6 Introduction to Police and Fire Operations
June 13 Crime Prevention
June 20 Fire Fighter Basics
June 27 Sex Offenders
July 1 Incident Command System
July 11 SWAT and Use of Force
July 18 EMS Skills
July 25 Domestic Violence
August 1 Fire Department Specialty Training
August 8 Internet Crimes
August 10 Graduation


For more information about the Police and Fire Citizens' Academy, please contact Lt. James Pilson at (334) 595-0204. To apply for the next Citizens' Academy, please use the online registration form.