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Partner with crime fighters: sign-up for Citizens' Academy

The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for its Citizens’ Academy which begins Aug. 15. The class will meet Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. until Oct. 17.

Liberty County residents can pick up applications in-person at the Sheriff’s Office on the first floor of the Liberty County Justice Center, or at the jail on Airport Road. Applications must be submitted prior to noon Aug. 8.

The sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy is established especially for citizens who are 21 years of age and older who are interested in establishing a productive partnership with members of local law enforcement and public safety. 

Classes will cover every aspect of law enforcement. Students will learn operational dynamics of the LCSO, and the critical role citizens play in crime control efforts. 

In addition to classroom training, academy students will be required to participate in action-oriented activities. 

Also included in the 10-week program is a tour of the detention center, the Justice Center, and a briefing on current drug trends. 

Seating is limited so applications will be reviewed, references will be checked, and a criminal history of the applicant will be completed to ensure outstanding citizens of the community are participating in the academy.

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