August 5th, 2013 

Sheriff Clark Millsap is pleased to announce that the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the next Citizens’ Law Enforcement Academy.

 Applications may be obtained from the Administrative Division at the Sheriff’s Office and must be returned to the Sheriff’s Office no later than Tuesday, October 1st, 2013.

The program (which will meet on Thursday evenings and one Saturday) begins on Thursday October 3rd and will meet eleven different dates ending on Thursday, December 12th, 2013.

 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, Crime Scene Investigation, Canine Operations, C.P.R. Certification, Terrorism and much more.  Participants will have the opportunity to ride with the deputies answering calls for service, work in the jail, and even work courthouse security.

 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, “this program has been a success in the past, and the primary benefit of the program is building a closer relationship with the citizens we serve”.

 Captain Mike Shinall is the Program Coordinator and can answer any questions.  He may be contacted at 770-382-5050-9-6069 or his email,