The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office has opened registration for its upcoming Citizens Academy, and encouraged residents who’d like to participate to apply by March 26.
The free, six-week class starts April 1. Once accepted, participants will be expected to come twice a week, from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.
“This is an excellent way to learn more about your Sheriff’s Office,” Sheriff James L. Manfre said in the news release. “Many people don’t realize everything we do in order to keep citizens safe. The Citizens Academy is ideal for citizens who want to learn more.”
Classes will include instruction by different units, including SWAT, Investigative Services Division, Marine & Dive, Administration, Agriculture & Ranch, Neighborhood Services Division, K-9, Traffic and School Resource Units, Detention Services Division, Training and Communications.
Participants will also have a chance to do hands-on firearms simulator training and go for a ride-along with a deputy, according to the news release.
The classes will be held at the Sheriff’s Operation Center at 1001 Justice Lane in Bunnell, with visits to the Detention Facility and the Communications Center at the Flagler County Emergency Operation Center.
Applications and more information are posted HERE. Space is limited, and applicants must pass a background check to take part in the Citizens Academy.
For more information about the academy of registration process, call Sgt. Michael Lutz of the Community Outreach Unit at 586-2623 or email [email protected].