Residents encouraged to join the 2017 Public Safety Academy
Friday, December 2, 2016

CONCORD – Applications are now available for the City of Concord’s 13th Citizen Public Safety Academy. The course will allow citizens to learn about the functions of Concord’s public safety departments, meet staff, and help evaluate services.

The ten-week academy will begin January 31 and end on April 4. Consecutive classes will be held each Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Four classes will be taught by Concord Fire staff, including presentations on the various services provided as well as how to be safer in our daily lives. The Concord Police Department will instruct four classes on all functions of the department and give an in-depth look at its community policing philosophy.

One class will be jointly presented by Communications, to explain what happens when you call 911, and Emergency Management, to help you learn how the City plans for and responds to disasters and other emergencies.  The tenth week will be a graduation dinner to honor academy participants.

Class participants will be urged to participate in an exchange of information that will benefit all involved. Class size is limited to 20, and applications are due January 24.

Applications are available for download at You may also contact Leslie Griffin at the Police Department (email:; mail:  P.O. Box 308, Concord NC, 28026; fax:  704-920-6970).