Citizens academy to be offered in MarchThe Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office will again be offering a Sheriff’s Citizens Academy.
The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office will again be offering a Sheriff’s Citizens Academy.
The purpose of a citizens academy is to give Goodhue County residents a working knowledge of the sheriff’s office, including its personnel, policies, and procedures.
The academy consists of eight classes held once a week for three hours. Instruction is comprehensive, covering a different area of the sheriff’s office each week.
Deputies, supervisors, other personnel with particular expertise in different sections of the sheriff’s office, as well as guest instructors, will conduct each instructional block.
“I feel that the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Citizens Academy will create an opportunity for citizen/law enforcement interaction and cooperation,” Sheriff Dean Albers said. “The way to achieve this goal is through an exchange of ideas and education.”
The academy is free of charge and will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays. The starting date will be March 19 and run through May 7.
Sessions will be held in Wanamingo and Red Wing. It is open to any resident of Goodhue County 21 years of age and older.
The citizens academy will include detailed information on such topics as the uniformed patrol division, special operations, criminal investigations, E911 operations, jail operations, and many other interesting areas.
There will be tours of the jail, E911 center, and sheriff’s office. There will also be opportunities to do a ride along with a patrol deputy and a field trip to a gun range.
More information and an application are available at www.co.goodhue.mn.us; at the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office in Red Wing; or by contacting the Sheriff’s Office Administration at (651) 267-2614. Applications need to be submitted by March 9.