Citizens Academy educates public about various aspects of law enforcement

Local residents are encouraged to learn more about the many different tasks performed by local law enforcement agencies by attending the Citizens Academy, a partnership between the Cache County Sheriff’s Office and the four police departments in Cache County–Logan, North Park, Smithfield and Utah Stat University.

Cache County Sheriff Lynn Nelson was a guest on KVNU’s Crosstalk program Wednesday and said the next session starts <span class=”aBn”><span class=”aQJ”>Wednesday,</span></span> March 19. He said the Citizens Academy is an eight-week course with a graduation dinner at the conclusion.

“It covers a wide variety of topics from the visible thing that most people think of law enforcement,” Nelson said, “that’s the patrol side where they see the marked cars out making traffic stops and things like that.

“That’s covered but also all the behind the scenes things get covered: our SWAT, our search and rescue, court security, investigation division, jail operations.”

Nelson said the first session will be held at the Sheriff’s Office at 1225 West 200 North and subsequent sessions will be held at other locations throughout Cache Valley, including the 911 Center, 1st District Court, North Park Police Department and the gun range. For <a href=”http://www.cachesheriff.com/general/citizens-academy.html” target=”_blank”>more information</a>, call Chief Deputy Brad Slater at (435) 755-1004.

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