Time is winding down for residents to apply for the Spring 2013 Woodstock Citizens' Public Safety Academy.
Thursday is the deadline to apply to participate in the free sessions, which will be hosted as a partnership between the Woodstock Police and Fire Departments.
The sessions will be held every Thursday between March 28 and June 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Magnolia Hall (formerly the Woodstock Community Center).
The academy offers a series of classes that will educate residents on several key aspects of both agencies.
It's also intended to strengthen the agencies' relationship with the citizens while showcasing their responsibilities and risks associated with their professions.
Classes will be instructed by officials from both agencies and will lecture on issues such as domestic violence response, criminal investigation procedures, crime prevention, traffic and patrol unit functions, police K-9 demonstrations, safety planning, fire education, CPR and first aid.
A tour of one of the city's two fire stations will also be conducted. Any resident who lives or works in the city limits may apply for the academy. There are 25 slots available and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Applicants must be at least 19 years old and submit to a background check before being accepted into the academy.
Applications are available at the Woodstock City Annex or online.
For more information, contact Officer Leigh Ellerbee at (770) 592-6000 ext. 1134 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.