The current Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Citizen’s Academy is now in its fifth week. Participants recently received presentations from the Office of the Sheriff SWAT Team, Hostage Negotiations Team, K-9’s and spent an afternoon at the range, where they learned about firearms and were put through use of force scenarios.
The Citizen’s Academy provides community members with an inside look at the Office of the Sheriff and its mission, duties, responsibilities and services. Students are exposed to a variety of important law enforcement topics, procedures and operations, such as patrol, investigations, custody, dispatch and search and rescue.
The Citizen’s Academy is a unique and exciting way to learn about the Office of the Sheriff and how Contra Costa County’s largest law enforcement agency serves the community.
Future Citizen’s Academies are being planned.