Sign-ups open for senior law academy |

Sign-ups open for senior law academy

Staff Reports
Douglas County Sheriff Ron Pierini addresses the crowd at the community center Wednesday afternoon.
Brad Coman |

Sign-ups are open for the popular Senior Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy which will be held Sept. 12-16.

There are only 50 seats open for the academy, sponsored by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Douglas County Triad.

The academy’s goal is to provide crime-fighting educational programs and information to senior residents. 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 here.

Students 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.

Classes meet 1-5 p.m. at the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, located at 1038 Buckeye Road, in Minden.

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.

For more information, call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Administration Office at 775-782-9900, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.