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2019 Citizen Police Academy Applications available

Post Date:11/01/2018 11:20 AM


2019 Citizen Police Academy


The Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office is proud to open the application process for the 5th annual, 2019 Citizen Police Academy.  The Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office-Citizens Police Academy program is designed to familiarize participants with various aspects of local law enforcement, such as administrative procedures, various police procedures, as well as guiding principles of law and conduct, which govern the delivery of police services. The goal of the Citizen Police Academy is not only to help local residents better understand police work in their community, but also to develop stronger ties between our community and the Sheriff’s Office.

Community Based Policing is an important and vital aspect of crime control in a community. It is through community cooperation and planning that we can best ensure quality police services, in an organized effective crime prevention effort. The Citizen Police Academy is one mechanism for the Sheriff’s Office to improve communication and obtain citizen input, assistance and support, throughout the county.

The 2019 Citizen Police Academy will consist of ten, weekly classes, which will begin Monday January 7th, 2019. The classes will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. and end at approximately 9:00 p.m. each week, except for the first and last session, which tend to end much earlier. One other exception will be a special scenario-based class on Saturday March 9th, 2019. On that date the hours will run from 8:00 am to approximately 4:00 pm. The academy classes will all be located at the Eau Claire County Government Center, 721 Oxford Ave Eau Claire Wisconsin. The exact room assignments will vary depending on the subject matter offered each week. You will be notified by email of the room assignment prior to the first session.
The application process will run from Monday October 15th, 2019 thru Friday December 28th, 2019. To be eligible to attend the academy, you must work in Eau Claire County or be a resident of Eau Claire County or any municipality within Eau Claire County. You must complete the application process, be selected, have no criminal record and be able to attend at least 9 of the eleven class sessions. Selected applicants must pass a background check and agree to sign a liability waiver in order to participate. This class session will be limited to 12 attendees, so apply early.
Application material and the class itinerary can be accessed on the Sheriff's Office website, listed below.
http://www.co.eau-claire.wi.us/departments/departments-l-z/sheriff/2017-citizens-police-academy

Please fill out the on-line application, print and mail completed paperwork to the attention of:
Academy Coordinator Sgt. Travis Holbrook 721 Oxford Ave, Ste. #1400, Eau Claire WI, 54703.

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