Citizens Law Enforcement Academy poster

Citizens Law Enforcement Academy poster

Press release by Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office:

Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office will host a Winter 2015 session of the Citizens’ Law Enforcement Academy from January 10th to 31st. The four-week course is set in the classroom and in the field, where Deputies lead students through Sheriff’s Office operations, including patrol, dispatch, jail, courthouse, and special operations, investigations, active shooter and work place violence, and more. Unlike previous sessions, classes will be held on Saturdays from 8 AM to 3 PM to accommodate students’ weekday work schedules.

Tours and ride-alongs supplement instructional time. Firearms range time in conjunction with classroom instruction meet Virginia’s concealed carry permit requirement for demonstrating competence with a handgun.

Guest speakers representing the judicial system will be on-hand to answer questions in a legal Q&A, and graduates of previous Citizens’ Academy sessions will speak about the Alumni Association.

Sheriff Scott Jenkins believes this program will provide a unique experience for residents to learn more about the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office and its Deputies, allowing participants a practical view of law enforcement and its complexity in these changing times.

Due to the nature of the information and law enforcement techniques exposed during the four-week Academy, applicants will have to pass a background check before being accepted. Additional information, including the application, is available at culpepersheriffsoffice dot com. Space is limited to the first 20 applicants.