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Citizens Academy

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Educating North Augusta Citizens

The North Augusta Public Safety Department sponsors the Citizen's Police Academy with the goal of educating the citizens of North Augusta on the operations of the Department. This is accomplished through a series of lectures and hands-on activities.

The Citizen's Police Academy (CPA) is led by SGT Aaron Fittery , with all lectures and activities taught by Police Officers whose current assignments are directly involved in the policing activities covered in their segment of the academy. The CPA is conducted at North Augusta Public Safety Station Two where the Public Safety conducts their training. The equipment used during the CPA is the same equipment used to train police officers.

Who can attend:

Citizens who reside in the City of North Augusta who:

• Are over 21 years of age and out of high school 
• Possess a valid South Carolina driver's license
• Successfully complete a background investigation

Classes offered:

• 911 Operations 
• Criminal Investigation 
• Crime Prevention 
• Fingerprinting 
• Department Philosophy 
• Emergency Response Team Operations 
• Firearm Safety 
• Internal Affairs 
• K-9 Policing 
• Narcotics Enforcement 
• Fire Fighting  
• Recruiting, Ethics, and Training 
• Public Information
• Tactical Situation Response 
• Traffic and Patrol


Enrollment into the Citizens Police Academy is held two times a year: Spring and Fall. Interested parties may obtain an application by clicking here.  All applications can be dropped off at Public Safety Headquarters located at 444 East Buena Vista Ave or as an email attachment.  Please send all application submissions to Sgt Aaron Fittery (

Information and Questions

 If you have further questions please contact:

Sgt Aaron Fittery Traffic Division 
Department of Public Safety
444 E. Buena Vista Ave
North Augusta, SC 29841
Office: 803.441.4255
Fax:     803.441.4252