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"Did you know there are statutory responsibilities sheriff's offices are tasked with that city, state, and federal entities are not? I'm excited to offer our agency's first- ever Sheriff Citizen's Academy to answer this question and many more. I believe this program will allow the community to become better educated on how and why your sheriff's office operates the way that it does and provide a wealth of useful information while simultaneously building stronger relationships with the community. Working together, there is much that we will be able to accomplish as we move forward"
~Sheriff Matt Carter
What is the cost?
The course is free.
Will I be a member of law enforcement when I graduate?
No, but you will have a deeper understanding of what it takes to be a law enforcement officer and the duties of the McCracken County Sheriff's Office. For some, it may spark interest in joining law enforcement! For others, being a better-informed citizen who understands the realities of law enforcement will be an invaluable contribution to our community.
What is the goal of the Citizen's Academy?
The course is intended to develop a harmonious working relationship with members of the community and to encourage two-way communication. It is an opportunity to learn about law enforcement, ask questions, and gain a more thorough understanding of the duties of the McCracken County Sheriff's Office. In turn, deputies learn from you during the course about how to provide even better service. It's truly a win-win in making McCracken County a better and safer place!
Who Should Attend?
Persons from all walks of life. They include concerned citizens, Neighborhood Watch members, elected officials, members of the media, independent business workers, church members, college students, potential law enforcement applicants, etc. This course is for anyone wanting to better understand how the McCracken County Sheriff's Office serves you!
What are the requirements?
-Anyone at least 18 years old who resides, works, or attends school in McCracken County may apply (providing you have no outstanding warrants for your arrest, and no pending criminal cases.)
-Following the required background check, an eligibility list will be compiled.
-Agree to a commitment of attending training sessions regularly. Attendees that complete all sessions will graduate with a certificate.
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