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Sheriff’s Office taking Citizen’s Training Academy applications

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for its Citizen’s Training Academy, which begins in March.

The training academy is a community-oriented law enforcement program designed to give those who are interested an inside look at the Sheriff’s Office. The spring session is a four-week program that meets every Wednesday at the department’s satellite office in downtown Landis, 102 N. Central Ave.

The classes meet from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and include hands-on sessions, facility tours, mock trials, some equipment demonstrations and a graduation/reception. There is no cost for the training academy.

The class is designed to discuss the very basics of law enforcement and is not meant provide skills for law enforcement certification. Some topics that will be discussed in the training academy are home safety, incident response, gangs and crime prevention.

Participants must be at least 18 years old, live in Rowan County and pass a criminal background check conducted by the Sheriff’s Office.

At the close of the training academy, citizens will have the opportunity to participate in a ride-along with an officer and volunteer with the Sheriff’s Office in a civilian capacity.

The program is on a first-come, first-serve basis. If anyone who desires to participate does not have the chance to join the spring classes, the fall sessions begin in September.

For more information about the Citizen’s Training Academy and to obtain an application form, visit the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office main location in Salisbury or the agency’s satellite office in Landis, or go online to www.rowancountync.gov/GOVERNMENT/Departments/SheriffsOffice.aspx

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