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Citizen Police Academy Returns to Lake County

The program with the Lake County Sheriff's Office shows residents the ins and outs of the department.

Citizen Police Academy Returns to Lake County

The Citizen Police Academy will return to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office starting in September of 2012.  Participants will have the opportunity to see first-hand how the Sheriff’s Office maintains law and order for the residents of Lake County.

The Academy is a 10-week long program with classes running approximately three hours each.  Instruction is provided by sworn deputies and civilians in their field of expertise and is designed to provide a hands-on experience.

Training will take place at the various Sheriff’s Office facilities throughout the county, including the Lake County Courthouse and Lake County Jail located in Waukegan, as well as the Highway Patrol Division located in Libertyville.

“This is an exciting opportunity for our residents to interact with the people of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and see for themselves the dedication and commitment our Office has for these citizens,” said Sheriff Mark Curran.

The Academy is offered free of charge to Lake County residents.  Participants must be 21 years of age or older, be of good moral character, and have no felony convictions. 

Applications are available at the Lake County Sheriff’s Administration Office located at 25 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Waukegan or on the Lake County website.  Interested residents must have their application in by September 7, 2012. 

-Submitted by the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

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