Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Citizen's Police Academy II Begins

First Class To Graduate 30 In February

LABELLE, FL. - Hendry Sheriff Steve Whidden will soon begin a second Sheriff's Citizen�s Academy and is accepting applications at this time. 
"The response and involvement with current students has been great," says Lt. Susan Harrelle. "This class will soon be graduating approximately 30 students in February and we are excited about the response that we have received from those involved." 
The Sheriff's Academy is a 14 week program with each session lasting about two hours long.  This instruction provides its participants with the latest trends and procedures in law enforcement as well as the duties and responsibilities of the various departments.  The participants will spend a day at the firing range learning firearm safety and firing weapons as well. 
The Citizen's Academy is great for anyone over the age of 18 and it�s free.  All participants must have a background free of felony and violent misdemeanor convictions.
Sheriff Whidden and his staff are excited about this program and would encourage those interested in attending the next Sheriff's Citizens Academy to stop in and pick up an application, fill it out, and indicate whether you prefer a daytime or nighttime academy. 

Dates for the upcoming academy will be announced at a later time. The department will contact each applicant with additional information. If you have any questions or want to learn more about the Sheriff's Citizens Academy call Lt. Susan Harrelle at 863-674-5604.

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