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UPDATE: Applications for Public Safety, Citizens' academies close Feb. 19

February 16 2024

UPDATE, Feb. 16: Applications for both Citizens' Academy and Public Safety Academy will close on Monday, Feb. 19. More information and links to apply are available at

Jan. 24: AUBURN, Ala.- The City of Auburn is offering opportunities for residents to learn more about their local government in the form of two academies — the Public Safety Academy and the Citizens’ Academy.

These academies give residents the opportunity to gain a better understanding of their City and build relationships. Applications will be open Feb. 5-19 and are available to Auburn residents ages 19 and older. Both programs will begin in March.

More information about the academies can be found below and at

Public Safety Academy
The City’s Public Safety Academy gives residents a chance to explore the ins and outs of all the City's Public Safety services, including Police, Fire and Emergency Management & Communications.

The 2024 academy will include 10 classes taking place from mid-March to late April. Each session will include presentations that cover a variety of topics ranging from crime scenes to fire prevention. The final session will include graduation and a presentation from the Public Safety Academy Alumni Association.

2024 Public Safety Academy Schedule:

March 7, 6-8:30 p.m.
March 14, 6-8:30 p.m.
March 21, 6-8:30 p.m.
March 23, 9-12 p.m.
March 28, 6-8:30 p.m.
April 4, 6-8:30 p.m.
April 11, 6-8:30 p.m.
April 13, 9-12 p.m.
April 18, 6-8:30 p.m.
April 23, 6-8 p.m.

Citizens’ Academy
Citizens’ Academy provides a behind-the-scenes look at all City departments through seven daylong sessions starting in March and ending in September. The 2024 class will participate in facility tours, hands-on activities, presentations and candid conversations with City staff, covering everything from local economic development to the quality of Auburn’s water.

Graduates will walk away with the knowledge of day-to-day operations, the tools to get more involved and a stronger connection with fellow community members and City staff.

2024 Citizens' Academy Schedule:

Session 1 - March 20
Session 2 - April 18
Session 3 - May 14
Session 4 - June 20
Session 5 - July 24
Session 6 - Aug. 21
Session 7 - Sept. 19