04/09/2018

Sheriff's Office to Host Citizen's Academy

LAWRENCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

CITIZENS ACADEMY

 

INTRODUCTION

The Sheriff’s Citizens Academy is a 11-week program designed to give participants a working knowledge of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.  This free program gives participants an in-depth, educational, and often exciting hands-on look behind the scenes of law enforcement work in their community.

 

IMPORTANCE OF THE SHERIFF’S CITIZENS ACADEMY

Community oriented policing is an important and vital part in reducing crime in any community.  One major objective of the program is to have graduates become partners with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office to identify problems and solutions to crime issues that affect Lawrence County.  Academy graduates take their knowledge back to their neighborhoods where it can be used to enhance the quality of life in our community.

 

CLASS SCHEDULE

Classes are held one night a week from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm to accommodate as many schedules as possible.  The Sheriff’s Citizens Academy is held 1 time per year currently, but could increase in the near future. The Academy will accommodate up to 25 participants.

 

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS

The Sheriff’s Citizens Academy is open to participants that meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Anyone who lives, works, or owns property in Lawrence County
  • Must not be a convicted felon or have a lengthy or violent criminal history; applicants must pass a criminal history check before admittance into the program
  • No children are permitted during sessions
  • No person under the influence of alcohol or other substances will be allowed to participate
  • No weapons will be permitted in the classroom or during any exercise
  • Casual wear for classroom and exercises (you will be provided an Academy shirt)
  • Business casual for ride-along
  • Students will conduct themselves in a manner to positively reflect Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office
  • Students who come under criminal investigation should remove themselves from the program until the investigation is concluded
  • No more than 1 class can be missed in order to graduate

 

The Sheriff’s Citizens Academy is not a physically demanding program.  Adults of all ages are encouraged to apply. 

An application is attached below.

The academy is scheduled to begin June 5, 2018 and will be held on Tuesday evenings until the completion of the academy.

 Citizens Academy Application

 
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