Seniors invited to free law academy
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with Douglas County TRIAD, is offering a free Senior Citizens’ Law Enforcement Academy Sept. 9-13.
Classes are 1-5 p.m. each day in the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 1038 Buckeye Road, Minden.
“The goal of the Senior Citizens’ Law Enforcement Academy is to provide crime fighting educational programs and information to senior citizens of Douglas County,” said Sgt. Pat Brooks. “Attendees will become more aware and comfortable with law enforcement services, and law enforcement officers in return will develop a better understanding of the needs of senior citizens within our county.”
The academy will include training and instruction on 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.
Brooks said academy instructors are selected from county, state and local agencies.
Class size is limited to 50 students. Participants must be at least 50 years old and live in Douglas County. Applicants must be willing to submit to a background check, and may not ever have been convicted of a felony crime.
To register, call the DCSO administrative office, (775) 782-9900, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.