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Sheriff's academy for Liberty residents
Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes has set another 10-week Citizens Academy that will begin Aug. 6. - photo by File photo

The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office will host another 10-week Citizen’s Academy beginning Aug.6.
The group will meet from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday from Aug. 6-Oct. 8.
Potential participants need to pick up the application in person at the sheriff’s office located on the first floor of the Justice Center, or at the jail located on Airport Road. Applications must be submitted prior to noon July 30.
The academy is open to Liberty County citizens 21 years of age and older who are interested in establishing a partnership with members of local law enforcement and public safety.
The class sessions will cover many aspects of law enforcement. Some sessions may run a bit longer than the specified two hours. The curriculum will inform the students of operational dynamics of the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office 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, riding with deputies on patrol, a tour of the detention center, mock crime-scene processing, familiarization with firearms and mock traffic stops.
Seating is limited. Applications will be reviewed, references will be checked, and a criminal history of the applicant will be completed to insure outstanding citizens of the community are participating in the academy.

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