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For Immediate Release - Jan 7, 2011
Sheriff's Office Public Information Director
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Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer
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Re: Jeffco Sheriff's Office Citizens' Academy starting in April
|Jefferson County, Co. – The highly anticipated 2011 Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Citizens’ Academy is around the corner and we are now accepting applications. The academy, an 11-week program designed to provide Jefferson County residents with hands-on experiences and information about how the Sheriff’s Office functions, will begin on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. The class will be held each Wednesday evening from 6:00-9:30 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 academy is full, applicants will be placed on an eligibility list for 2012.
For further information and an application, visit the Sheriff's Office website, the Citizens' Academy web page or contact Deputy Mark Techmeyer, Public Information Officer at 303-271-5602 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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