June 19th – June 30th 2023 



Registration is OPEN.  Registration closes April 1st.


The Wiregrass Public Safety Center is excited to offer the third annual “Summer Safety Academy” for students ages 16-18 and recent high school graduates. The Wiregrass Public Safety Academy (WPSA) is a tuition-free summer camp for those with an interest and a desire to pursue a career in public safety.

The Academy will cover two weeks, Monday through Friday, June 19th through the 30th and will culminate at the end of each week with a live training scenario that the cadets will put into action the lessons that were taught during the week.

Over the two weeks, the cadets will spend one week with members from the Dothan Fire Department and the other week with members from the Dothan Police Department. This will be a high-intensity, very active and challenging two weeks.  Applicants must meet a physical standard to participate in the two-week program.

The WPSA will teach various aspects of public safety that include hands-on experiences with numerous training resources located at the Wiregrass Public Safety Center. At the end of the two-week period, a graduation ceremony will be held and one student will earn a $1,000 scholarship and the other will earn a seat in the Fall Dothan Fire Department Recruit School.


Careers covered include:

  • Police
  • Fire
  • EMS
  • Community Response Team
  • 911 Dispatch
  • Environmental Health & Safety
  • Corrections
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Court Reporting

 Interactive drills explore:

  • Fire and police props
  • Police and fire agility test
  • CPR/First Aid instruction
  • Emergency management techniques
  • Mock crime scene scenarios from investigation to trial

For more information about registering, please contact Jason Wright via email or 334-615-3900.

Watch the 2021 Recap Video HERE