The Delta County Sheriff's Office is again offering a Citizens' Police Academy for Delta County residents. The academy will take place at the Technical College of the Rockies every Thursday from March 7 through May 16. Classes will run from 6 to 9 p.m., depending on the topic.
The academy is designed to provide the community with an overview of law enforcement operations and to increase the level of understanding and cooperation between the community and officers.
Topics include patrol, investigations, K-9, SWAT, crime scene investigation, dispatch, jail, traffic enforcement, traffic accident investigations, scenarios and more. Each cadet will get a ride-along with a deputy or sergeant.
Class will be limited to 20 cadets. Applications are available from the Delta County Sheriff's Office or its website,
deltacounty.com/sheriff. All applicants must be residents of Delta County and 18 years or older.
More information is available from the Delta County Sheriff's Office, 874-2000, or the instructor, Sergeant Gates Shaklee, firstname.lastname@example.org.