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Sheriff’s Office to Host Citizens Academy – Applicants Welcome

Solvang – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for it’s North County Citizens Academy, which begins on September 11, 2019.  The Sheriff’s Citizens Academy was developed to educate citizens about the role of law enforcement in their community, and to give attendees a better understanding of the operations of the Sheriff’s Office.

This interactive class gives attendees an opportunity to engage in hands-on learning, as they take part in law enforcement training, and hear presentations from a variety of units within the Sheriff’s Office.  Topics include a history of the Sheriff’s Office, Jail Tour, Courthouse Operations, Coroner’s Bureau (Morgue), Emergency Communications Center, Firearms, Forensics Investigations, Air Support, K9, SWAT, Hostage Negotiations, and more.

The Citizen’s Academy is held on Wednesday nights, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM beginning on September 11, 2019 at the Solvang Municipal Center, 1644 Oak Street.  The academy will continue the following 6 weeks at varying locations throughout the county.  Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

For more information and to download an application, go the and drop down “About Us” and click on Citizens Academy.

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