Sacto 9-1-1
January 9, 2013
Law enforcement agencies taking citizens academy sign-ups

The Elk Grove Police Department and Placer County Sheriff's Office are accepting applications for citizens academies.

The programs are designed to provide residents with an inside look at their local law enforcement agency.

Elk Grove's 13-week Citizens' Academy will begin Feb. 12. Sessions will cover procedures for patrol and investigations, vehicle operations, arrest and control techniques, 911 communications, code enforcement and animal control.

The academy is offered free of charge and meets from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at the Elk Grove Police Department. Participants must be at least 18 years old, live or work in Elk Grove and have no felony convictions. A background check on all applicants will be completed before they enter the Citizens' Academy, according to a Police Department news release.

For more information, call Officer Dan Hampton at (916) 478-8126, or see the Elk Grove Police Department website at www.elkgrovepd.org.

The Placer County Sheriff's Office's Community Awareness Academy, to be held in March, consists of eight classes, each covering a different topic. The first session will feature an overview of the department. On subsequent nights, presentations will be made by air operations, search and rescue, the bomb squad, the special enforcement team, the marine unit, investigations, hostage negotiations and the drug task force. Members of the K-9 team also will give a demonstration.

Classes will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from March 4 through March 27 at the Auburn Justice Center, 2929 Richardson Drive, in north Auburn's Dewitt Center.

Participants must be at least 18 years old and are asked to attend all eight classes. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Community Services Officer Kim Rivera at (530) 889-6922, or emailing her a krivera@placer.ca.gov.

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