What is the Hancock County Sheriff's Citizen Academy?
The Sheriff's Citizen Academy is a look into the daily responsibilities and operation of the Hancock County Sheriff's Department. The Hancock County Sheriff's Department believes that educating the citizens of Hancock County will aid in police / community rapport and will help to dispel misconceptions and misunderstanding. In turn, the Sheriff's Department becomes more aware of the feeling and concerns of the community through input from the students.
The instruction is comprehensive, covering a wide variety of law enforcement topics each week. Certified deputies, supervisors, and civilian instructors with particular expertise will conduct each topic. Classes are free and limited to 24 citizen attendees.
Criminal Law Traffic Stops Investigations
Taser Physical Tactics Jail Tour
K9 Demo Public Relation Evidence & Crime Scene Investigation
SWAT Demo Family Violence Field Day Exercise
Who may attend the Academy?
Any interested citizen who is at least 18 years of age or older and who lives or works in Hancock County.
Citizens with no prior felony convictions
Able to make a commitment to attend the ten week course
When is the Academy?
The Sheriff's Citizen Academy will meet every Tuesday for ten consecutive weeks with a 3 hour instruction period.
At the end of the program there will be a field practice day with several department members who will role play scenerios of incidents that are likely to happen in law enforcement.
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Classes begin on Tuesday, March 07, 2017 from 06:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How do I apply to the Sheriff's Citizen Academy?
An application may be mailed to you by calling (317) 477-1147 or picked up at:
Hancock County Sheriff's Department
123 E Main Street, Greenfield, IN. 46140
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
An application may also be downloaded here.
For more information, please contact:
Sergeant Bridget Foy
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 03, 2017 AT 4:00 P.M.