Jul 28, 2014

Sheriff's Office Sets 2013 Citizens Academy

The weeks-long course set to start in April exposes citizens to every aspect of law enforcement duties and is open to local residents or people who work in Bartow County.

Sheriff's Office Sets 2013 Citizens Academy

Sheriff Clark Millsap today announced the Bartow County Sheriff's Office next Citizens Academy will begin on April 4 and is open to Bartow County residents or anyone who works in Bartow County.

Participants will be exposed to every aspect of law enforcement, including firearms, personal safety, jail procedures, administrative duties, criminal investigations, patrol and 911 operations, court services, warrants and Civil Division operations, crime scene investigation, canine operations, C.P.R. certification, terrorism and much more, according to the press release. Participants also will have the opportunity to ride along with deputies answering calls for service, working in the jail and on crime scene investigations.

Pick up an application at the sheriff's office.

Citizens who wish to qualify must complete and return the application for processing and a background check. The course cost $25, which covers the materials.

"The Citizens Academy program is a great opportunity to connect with citizens and share in some of the activities and functions that are sometimes only seen by those in law enforcement," Millsap said in the release. "It's a good program that brings citizens and law enforcement closer together."

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Captain Mike Shinall is the Program Coordinator and can answer any questions. He may be contacted at 770-382-5050 extension 6069 or email at mikeshinall@bartow.org.

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