Sheriff plans senior law enforcement academy |

Sheriff plans senior law enforcement academy

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Douglas County Triad along with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department will sponsor the eighth Senior Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy March 24 through June 16. Classes are scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. once a week at the Sheriff’s station in Minden.

The purpose of the academy is to provide a crime education program for the senior citizens of Douglas County. The academy will help make them more aware and comfortable with law enforcement services, give law enforcement officers a better understanding of the needs of the senior citizens, and create, through understanding, goodwill ambassadors for Douglas County law enforcement.

During the 10-week academy students will be exposed to a variety of law enforcement topics in the classroom session. Emphasis on hands-on subject matter presented includes uniform patrol, criminal investigations, emergency vehicle operations driving course, hand gun qualification, crime scene processing, narcotic and gang investigations, the criminal justice system, emergency communications and corrections. A four-hour period will aslo be devoted to fire prevention and emergency medical information.

All academy instructors are selected from local, county and state agencies. The class size is limited to 50 students. All students must be at least 50 years of age and residents of Douglas County. All applicants must be willing to submit to a local background check and have no felony convictions.

To register and for more information call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Administration Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at (775) 782-9902.