Ever wonder what it is Sheriff’s deputies do? Or why crimes don’t get solved in an hour like they do on CSI? The Dane County Sheriff’s Office is now taking applications for their annual Citizens Academy set to begin this fall.
Members of the Citizens Academy get an overview of the Sheriff’s Office, including a ride-along with Marine and Trail deputies, a K9 demonstration, shooting a handgun at our outdoor target range, touring the Dane County Jail and learning about all of our special teams. And that’s just a sample of topics covered during the program.
This year the academy is geared toward a different crowd. The 11-week program will be held on Tuesday mornings, rather than evenings, as in past years. From 9:30 to 11:00 am, participants will get an inside look at the Sheriff’s Office and the day-to-day operations. Applications can be found by going to the Sheriff’s Office website at www.danesheriff.com/events. Participants must be at least 18 years old and live or work in Dane County. A background check is conducted on everyone who applies. Locations of the classes vary depending on the subject matter. Classes begin on September 11th and space is limited, so don’t delay in submitting an application.