|Community: BCSO invites you to attend the next citizens law enforcement academy at BCSO which begins in April 2014.Sheriff Clark Millsap announces that the next citizens academy will begin on April 10th, 2014. The citizens academy is open for registration to Bartow County residents or anyone who works in Bartow County. We are now accepting applications for this academy thru April 7th, 2014. Applications can be picked up at the Sheriff’s Office.
Academy members will be exposed to every aspect of Law Enforcement duties including Firearms, Personal Safety, Jail Procedures, Administrative Duties, Criminal Investigations, Patrol Division Operations, 911 Operations, Court Services, Warrants and Civil Division Operations, Crime Scene Investigation, Canine Operations, C.P.R. Certification, Terrorism and much more. Participants will have the opportunity to ride with deputies answering calls for service, working in the jail, and crime scene investigation.
Citizens who desire to qualify for the program must complete and return the application for processing and background check completion. The cost of the course is $25.00, which covers the cost of the materials for the course.
According to Sheriff Millsap, “the Citizens Academy program is a great opportunity to connect with citizens and share some in some of the activities and functions that are sometimes only seen by those in law enforcement. It’s a good program that brings citizens and law enforcement closer together.”
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 email@example.com.
In this photo, members of a previous citizens academy practice firearms exercises at the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office Firing Range.
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