Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office now accepting applications for 2010 Citizens’ Academy
Jefferson County, CO – The highly anticipated 2010 Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Citizens’ Academy is around the corner and we are now accepting applications. The academy will begin on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, and is an 11-week program designed to provide Jefferson County residents with hands-on experiences and information about how the Sheriff’s Office functions. The class will be held each Wednesday evening from 6-9:30 p.m., and provides exciting opportunities such as getting behind the wheel of a patrol car at the police driving track, and "shooting" at the indoor laser firing range.
Participants will learn about the many aspects of law enforcement from veteran deputies who teach in their own areas of expertise. In a classroom setting — enhanced with field trips and tours — citizens will explore various aspects of law enforcement, and acquire firsthand knowledge of patrol, criminal investigations, arrest control, SWAT, K-9, Bomb Squad, and detention operations. Each class provides insight into the challenging tasks deputy sheriffs and investigators must face daily.
If you’ve ever been curious about law enforcement and how it really works, or perhaps have an interest in exploring the possibilities of a career in law enforcement, this academy is the place for you. Participation in any physical activities is strictly voluntary.
Participation in the academy requires a commitment of one night a week. There is no fee for the academy and participants must be residents of Jefferson County and at least 18 years old. Space in the class is limited, so don’t delay. Once the 2010 academy is full, applicants will be placed on an eligibility list for 2011.
For further information or an application, contact Deputy Mark Techmeyer, Public Information Officer, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, at 303- 271-5602 or email: email@example.com