2nd Annual Citizen Police Academy

Post Date:10/26/2015 2:09 PM

Eau Claire County 2016 Citizen Police Academy

The Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office is proud to announce the 2nd annual Eau Claire County citizen police academy. During the academy, Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office members will offer the public new insights and an understanding into how the office serves the community on a day to day basis.

The citizen police academy will be a 12-week program that will focus on classroom training, as well as give the attendees a fun, yet educational hands-on experience into some police practices. Academy classes will be taught by various personnel from the Sheriff's office or supporting agency staff. Each deputy or other personnel responsible for teaching will address an area they are a specialist in or have a high degree of experience performing. Such areas address basic criminal law, patrol procedures, narcotics, gangs, SWAT, courts, DA's Office, corrections, use of force, investigations, firearms, Taser, building searches, traffic enforcement-OWI and many others.

This academy sessions will begin on Monday January 4th, 2016, with a graduation date scheduled for March 21st,2016. Class sessions will run from 6:30 p.m. - to approximately 9:00 p.m., every Monday evening. The exception will be Monday March 14th, 2015. In its place will be a Saturday March 19th scenario based session that will run from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. We encourage participants to be able to attend ten (10) of the twelve (12) academy sessions. Class size is limited, so apply early.

To be eligible to attend the academy, you must work in or be a resident of Eau Claire County or any municipality within Eau Claire County and have no criminal record. Selected applicants must pass a background check and agree to sign a liability waiver.

The application process will run from Monday October 5th, 2015 through Monday December 28th. Completed application packets can be directed to the attention of: Academy Coordinator Sgt. Travis Holbrook 721 Oxford Ave, Ste. #1400, Eau Claire WI, 54703. Applications for the 2015 academy session can be obtained on the Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office website, under the Citizen Academy link, on the left hand side of the page

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