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Citizens Law Enforcement Academy Scheduled for January 2015 in Culpeper

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.

Arrest Made on Drug Charges in Jeffersonton Saturday

Deputy Jonathan Kerns and K9 Karma seized marijuana and cash from Jeffersonton residence

Deputy Jonathan Kerns and K9 Karma seized marijuana and cash from Jeffersonton residence

Press release from Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office:

An investigation of shots fired on Springs Road Saturday night led to an arrest for possession with intent to distribute narcotics when deputies found over $23,000 in drugs.

At about 5:00 p.m. October 25, 2014, Deputy Jonathan Kerns responded to the 19100 block of Springs Road after a neighbor called for a safety check on subjects firing rifles in the neighborhood. The firing ceased before Kerns arrived, and he started a door-to-door canvass. At the third residence, he detected an odor of marijuana upon the homeowner opening the door.

Mark A. Kurtz

Mark A. Kurtz

The homeowner escorted Kerns through the residence, where he found numerous smoking devices in Mark A. Kurtz’s bedroom. Kerns had the occupants exit the building with him, and Kurtz was located at a makeshift shooting range on the property. Kerns had Kurtz place his weapon on the ground, then searched him, finding hashish, more paraphernalia, and over $1600 cash. After additional units arrived, Deputy Kerns and K9 Karma searched the residence and Kurtz’s vehicle, yielding more than 20 smoking devices and $23,000 in marijuana, acid, and hashish oil.

Kurtz, 25, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute schedule I and II narcotics, and two counts of possession of schedule I and II narcotics and committed to Culpeper County Jail, where he is held without bond.

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