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Carver County Sheriff’s Office to Host a Fall Citizens Academy

Post Date:08/10/2017 4:04 PM

The Carver County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for its Citizens Academy. The Citizens Academy is designed to provide an opportunity for the Sheriff’s Office to educate citizens about the law enforcement agency that serves their community and allow citizens to experience a unique perspective of law enforcement.

The goals of the program are to educate citizens about law enforcement policies, practices and difficulties; continue to expand on the positive partnership that the Carver County Sheriff’s Office has with its citizens, and promote camaraderie among the participants and the Carver County Sheriff’s Office.

The program will meet every Thursday from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM starting on Thursday, September 28th, 2017, and conclude with a graduation ceremony on Thursday, December 7th, 2017. The Academy will be held in various locations and will cover many topics such as tours of the Sheriff’s Office, ride-a-long opportunities, K-9 and tactical demonstrations, use of force training, emergency driving simulation, crime scene processing, traffic control, law enforcement vehicles, investigations, scenario-based training, use of Taser and other tools for law enforcement use, and much more.

The classroom participation is limited to 20 particpants. Applicants must be 18 years of age, live in Carver County, must be able to commit to the time requirements, must not be on probation and must pass a basic background check.

For further information or to complete an application please go to Carver County Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy Application or contact Sgt. Lance Pearce at 952-361-1812.