Douglas County seniors invited to attend law enforcement academy |

Douglas County seniors invited to attend law enforcement academy

DOUGLAS COUNTY -The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, in partnership with Douglas County TRIAD, has announced its 14th session of the Senior Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy Aug. 23-27.

The goal of the Senior Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy is to provide crime fighting educational programs and information to senior citizens of Douglas County. 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 citizen’s within our county.

The Senior Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy will be held over the course of one week from 1-5 p.m. Class will be held at Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 1625 8th Street in Minden. The academy is free and 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.

The class size is limited to 50 students. 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 ever have been convicted of a felony crime.

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To register, call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at (775) 782-9900.