Governments of Floyd County and City of Rome, GA

City of Rome

Pastoral Police Academy


The Rome Police Department will be conducting a Pastoral Police Academy 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 which 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 6:00 pm to 9:00 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 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 Rd., or contact the training staff at 706-236-2399.

 2019 P.P.A. will be conducted at the Rome Police Training Center, 2626 Callier Springs Rd., Rome, GA 30161.


Week1 – Welcome, Organization & Mission of RPD, Police Ethics & Liability, Accreditation

Week2 – Criminal Investigation Division

Week3 – Traffic Enforcement/Incident Response

Week4 – Specialized Units

Week5 – Use of Force/Firearms Training

Week6 – Firearms/Judgmental Simulator/Simunition Practical

Week7 – Crime Prevention/Community Relations

Week8 – Graduation

Pastoral Police Academy Application