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It’s time to sign up for the 2013 Citizens Academy

El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini announced the scheduling of the 2013 Citizens Academy for county residents. The academy is a great way to learn the many facets of the Sheriff’s Office. The courses provided during the academy are presented by sheriff’s personnel who carry out the duties outlined in the course content:

•Criminal investigations

•Crime scene investigations

•Ride along with a Deputy

•K9 program

•Gangs

•Narcotics

•Traffic stops

•Community relations

•Patrol functions

•Property crimes

•Search and Seizure

•Court decisions

By the end of the academy, citizens will have developed a better understanding of the guidelines under which an officer functions and why officers handle situations the way they do. Also discussed is the role of law enforcement and how members of the community can come together to address serious crime and social issues.

The academy is offered periodically and continues for 14 weeks. The class runs one night each week, (typically Tuesdays) from 6 to 9 p.m. The next academy is scheduled to begin on March 19 and will end June 25.  The academy classes are held at the Sheriff’s Placerville OES training facility. The Citizens Academy is offered on a first come first served basis to El Dorado County residence and is free of charge.

This program has been very well-received and enjoyed by all who have participated in the past. Academy applications are available on the sheriff’s website at edcgov.us/Government/Sheriff/Programs/Citizen_s_Academy.aspx

For general academy questions contact Sgt. Jeff Leikauf at (530) 621-7400 ext.8211 or leikaufj@edso.org.

For questions regarding the application process contact CSO Teresa Wren at (530) 621-6533  or wrent@edso.org.

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Posted by on Feb 5 2013.
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