Crime Prevention Training

The Douglasville Police Department is committed to the old adage "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure", and subsequently offers a wide range of crime prevention programs. Please explore the following programs and links for more information:

  1. Lt. Mark Edwards

    Office of Professional Standards
    Phone: 678-293-1677

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Public Handgun Clinic


The Douglasville Police Training Department offers a public handgun clinic on the first Thursday evening of every month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Police Department Community Room at 2083 Fairburn Road, just south of I-20.
Come experience hands-on instruction from these seasoned law enforcement professionals, as they show you to handle your firearm in a safe and lawful manner. There is no cost for the class, but advance registration is required. Email for more information, or call 678.293.1677. Click for a list of classes in 2016.

Active Shooter

Active Shooter Training


By request the Douglasville Police Training Department will present their "Active Shooter" program to any organization interested in knowing how to react in an active shooter situation. This program is a must for all citizens and is based on the Department of Homeland Security "Run-Hide-Fight" principles. If you are interested in hosting or attending this class, please contact the Training Division's Lt. Mark Edwards at 678.293.1677, Sgt. Brandon Nutter at 678.293.1729, or email for more information.

Rape Awareness and Self-Defense Issues


Copy of SelfDefense_thumb.jpgThe Training Division periodically offers a free rape awareness and self-defense seminar to civic groups, homeowners associations, etc. The program has also been conducted in conjunction with the Douglas County District Attorney''s Office under their Victim/Witness Assistance Program. This is not a martial arts class. If you are interested in hosting or attending this class, please contact the Training Division's Lt. Mark Edwards at 678.293.1677, Sgt. Brandon Nutter at 678.293.1729, or email for more information.

Elder Abuse Prevention Training


The Training Division has also conducted a free elder abuse prevention seminar with great success. If you are interested in hosting or attending this class, please contact the Training Division's Lt. Mark Edwards at 678.293.1677, Sgt. Brandon Nutter at 678.293.1729, or email for more information.