Pastoral Police Academy

The Rome Police Department will be conducting a Pastoral Police Academy (PPA) beginning on Monday, August 5, 2019. The CPA has been conducted in the past with many successful graduates from the program. The academy gives our citizens first-hand information on how and why the Department operates and examines the culture of police work and the organization. It provides an excellent opportunity for the citizens to interact with Department members.

The Pastoral Police Academy is an 8-week program that gives our community members first-hand information on the role of police officers in the Rome Police Department (RPD). The students meet every Monday evening from 6 to 9 pm. The program involves both classroom and interactive instruction. Participants are given the same information that our police recruits and officers taking in-service training classes to receive.

The Pastoral Police Academy is not an offer of employment. It is a volunteer program to educate those respected members of our community who want to hear information on law enforcement and the Rome Police Department from the source. If you are interested in the Pastoral Police Academy, download and complete the application at the bottom of this page, stop by the Rome Police Training Center at 2626 Callier Springs Road, or contact the training staff at 706-236-2399.

2019 Classes

2019 PPA will be conducted at the Rome Police Training Center:
2626 Callier Springs Road
Rome, GA 30161

Class Schedule

  • Week 1 - Welcome, Organization and Mission of RPD, Police Ethics, and Liability, Accreditation
  • Week 2 - Criminal Investigation Division
  • Week 3 - Traffic Enforcement/Incident Response
  • Week 4 - Specialized Units
  • Week 5 - Use of Force/Firearms Training
  • Week 6 - Firearms/Judgmental Simulator/Simunition Practical
  • Week 7 - Crime Prevention/Community Relations
  • Week 8 - Graduation