Sheriff Roger Scott is pleased to announce the offering of the 25th Sheriff’s Citizens Police Academy beginning Jan. 10, 2019.
The Academy runs from January through March and concludes with a graduation celebration at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau on March 21. Classes are from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 10 consecutive Thursday evenings and will be held primarily at the Legislative Center in Sycamore and the Community Outreach Building in DeKalb.
The Academy is not meant to prepare individuals for a law enforcement career, but is an educational opportunity for DeKalb County citizens, and has been developed to give citizens a realistic view of the county’s criminal justice system. Citizens from all walks of life have participated in the Academy.
Academy topics cover several areas including arrest procedures, criminal law, investigations, domestic violence, traffic stops, telecommunications, corrections, judicial perspective, active shooter response for citizens, and other topics. Coordinators are Deputy Sarah Frazier and Detective John Holiday.
The Sheriff’s Office and the DeKalb County Farm Bureau have sponsored the Academy since 1996. Sheriff Scott stated, “Little did we know in the beginning that the Citizens Academy would be such a successful, popular, and enduring program.”
Register for the Academy by Dec. 29.
To register for the Academy, contact the Sheriff’s Office for an application by calling, 895-7260, or by visiting at 150 N. Main St., Sycamore, or downloading the application: www.dekalbcountyilsheriff.org.
There is no registration fee, however class size is limited and the deadline for registration is Dec. 29, 2018. Applicants must be at least 21 years and live or work within DeKalb County.