Senior Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy taking sign-ups |

Senior Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy taking sign-ups

Staff Reports

With a 50-student limit, the annual Senior Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy fills up fast.

Sign-ups have begun for the free one-week course sponsored by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 14-18.

The goal of the academy is to provide crime-fighting educational programs and information to senior citizens.

Attendees will become more aware and comfortable with law enforcement services, and law enforcement officers and in return, will develop a better understanding of the needs of senior citizen’s within our county.

Classes are 1-5 p.m. at the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 1038 Buckeye Road, Minden. This academy is open to seniors who reside anywhere in Douglas County.

The academy will include training and instruction on a variety of law enforcement topics, including: uniformed patrol procedures, jail-custody procedures, criminal investigations, crime scene processing, narcotic and gang investigations, criminal justice system, criminal prosecution, court procedure, dispatch operations, identity theft and fraud prevention, law enforcement volunteer programs, fire prevention, youth services and emergency medical information.

All academy instructors are selected from the county, state and local agencies.

Students must be at least 50 years of age, and reside in Douglas County. Applicants must be willing to submit to a background check, and may not have been convicted of a felony crime.

To sign up, call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Administrative Office at 782-9900 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.