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    We are Listening - Classes on County Government

    NextDoor.com users ask to be informed about classes on county government – how the county is run, tours of the courthouse, sheriff’s office and other areas. We wanted to let you know that there are several programs available for that very thing!

    Leadership Jefferson County, run by the West Chamber, is a program that provides class members with a broader view of civic leadership through contact with people and institutions that shape Jefferson County. Monthly, one-day forums (Sept. – June) expose participants to government, economics, health care, education, arts, justice system, business, regional issues and human services. Get all the information and the application on the West Chamber website >> 

    The Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy, led by the Public Affairs Unit of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, is a program designed to provide Jefferson County residents firsthand information about how their sheriff's office works in an interactive classroom setting. Academy classes are held one night a week for 10 weeks at the Sheriff’s Office headquarters in Golden. See the Sheriff’s Office website for all the details >> 

    The District Attorney’s Office provides educational programs addressing relevant issues affecting our community to help protect all its citizens from becoming victims of crime. Presentations are available for school groups, non-profit organizations, business or parent associations, seniors’ groups, and other community-based organizations on topics such as: Internet and cell phone safety; elder abuse; bullying and cyber-bullying; marijuana, alcohol and teens; and many more. Visit the District Attorney website for more information >>

    The Ride Along program is a great way to learn about Sheriff's Office operations. You may accompany a deputy on a day, evening or night shift. Ride-alongs show citizens the day-to-day challenges facing law enforcement officers. Get all the details on the Sheriff’s Office website >>

    The Coffee with a Cop community meetings offer informal opportunities for Jefferson County residents to speak one-on-one with the Sheriff’s Office crime prevention deputies and ask questions about crime and quality-of-life issues in their neighborhoods or on the roadways. These are scheduled intermittently and are listed on the Sheriff’s Office website when scheduled >>

    Young people, between the ages of 14 and 20, who are interested in seeing how the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office operates can get a sneak peek inside your law enforcement agency during this fun-filled, week-long Youth Academy. See the Sheriff’s Office website for more information >> 

    There are many other opportunities to engage with Jefferson County and get involved. Subscribe to the EngageJeffco newsletter or on our website!

    Public Engagement Team

    January 17, 2017

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    Last Updated: 1-19-2017