TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Leon County residents can get into the action by learning, first-hand, how the Leon County Sheriff's Office deputies serve the community during their annual Citizens' Academy.
LCSO is accepting applicants for the ten week course, which will teach participants virtually every aspect of a deputies job. Though the majority of topics, including administration, patrol operations, traffic enforcement, criminal law, SWAT and hostage negotiations, crime scene investigations, and corrections will be taught in a classroom, students will also get a chance for hands-on instruction. Participants will be able to deputy during duty, tour the jail facilities and courthouse, and attend a SWAT demonstration at the Law Enforcement academy.
The Citizens Academy begins August 2013. Classes meet once a week during the course.
If you live or work in the Tallahassee/Leon COunty area, you can visit the sheriff's office (2825 Municipal Way) or call (850-922-3323) during normal business hours. You can also visit lcso.leonfl.org/citizens.htm and download the application.