The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Sultan Police Department, is offering a free, 13-week program for residents of the Sky Valley to learn more about day-to-day operations of law enforcement.
The Sky Valley Citizens Academy will start on February 6, 2014. Classes will be held at Sultan Middle School on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., with one Saturday field trip.
“The Citizens Academy is a fun and exciting program, with lots of interaction between citizens and deputies,” said Lt. Monte Beaton, chief of the Sultan Police.
The program will include classroom training, hands-on participation and the opportunity to ride on patrol with a deputy. Attendees will learn about:
- Patrol procedures and equipment
- Traffic operations and collision investigations
- K-9 enforcement
- Drugs and gangs
- Domestic violence
- Child abuse
- Crime scene technology
- Major crime investigations
- Sex offenders
- Jail operations
- Search and rescue
- Special weapons and tactics (SWAT)
Space is limited. Applications are available at the Sultan Police Department at 515 Main St., Sultan, or online at http://sheriff.snoco.org/Our_Community/CitizensAcademy.html All class members must pass a basic criminal background check. Deadline for applications is December 15, 2013.
For more information, call or email Ann Gifford, Director of Community Partnerships at 425-388-5264 or firstname.lastname@example.org.