Sheriff hosts citizen’s academy

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office’s will host a spring session of its citizen’s academy.

The spring academy will run from 6 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday starting Jan. 29 and ending on April 2 at the Sheriff’s main building, 2796 Ventura Ave., in Santa Rosa. There will be no class on Feb. 12, Lincoln’s birthday, a county holiday.

The academy provides citizens with an inside look at local law enforcement. The nine-week academy is designed to give citizens an overview of the office, policies and procedures.

During the academy, students will learn about police ethics, communications, crime prevention, criminal law, the correctional system, all of the office’s investigation units including: CSI, Coroner, Violent Crimes, Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault, Narcotics, Intelligence Unit and more.

Academy classes are taught by Sheriff’s Office executives and veteran personnel. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and to express their concerns to Sheriff’s Office employees.

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