BCSO's Citizens' Law Enforcement Academy Accepting Applications
Sheriff Clark Millsap is pleased to announce that the Bartow County Sheriff's Office is preparing to begin the 2012 Citizens' Law Enforcement Academy. We are now accepting applications, which may be obtained at the Sheriff's Office. The program (which will meet on Thursday evenings and one Saturday) begins on Thursday October 11, 2012 and will meet ten different dates ending on Thursday December 13, 2012.
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 the 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.
"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," Millsap said.
Captain Mike Shinall is the Program Coordinator and can answer any questions. He may be contacted at 770-382-5050 extension 6069 or by email at: email@example.com.