North Augusta Public Safety postpones Citizens Academy because of COVID-19 outbreak

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Sep. 7—The North Augusta Department of Public Safety announced Monday it would be postponing the Citizens Academy program.

NADPS cited "the rise in COVID-19" as the reason for the delay.

The postponement comes shortly after the death of two public safety officers who participated in a joint fire training program between the Aiken Department of Public Safety and the North Augusta Department of Public Safety.

The Citizens Academy program is taught by North Augusta officers and includes in-person training classes in 911 operations, fingerprinting, K-9 policing and firearm safety.

The 10-week program was scheduled to begin in September.

All applications will be held until operations can safely resume, NAPS said in a post on social media.

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