Anson County Sheriff Tommy Allen has announced the dates of the 11th Citizens Law Enforcement Academy. This 11th Academy will be held from March 7 through April 25, on Thursday nights, from 6-9 p.m., at the Anson County Sheriff’s Office.
The first 10 academies have graduated over 225 individuals. Participants will be exposed to many different aspects of law enforcement and the criminal justice system. They will hear presentations from the Sheriff, the District Attorney, Sheriff’s Detectives, U.S. Secret Service, the SBI, FBI, BATF and others. They will tour the Sheriff’s Office, the County Jail, the Magistrate’s Office, and the 911Communication Center. They will see demonstrations of the Sheriff’s K-9 teams, go to the firing range, see a SWAT team demonstration and see the Sheriff’s Patrol and Emergency Equipment. They will also participate in the Sheriff’s “Ride-Along” Program.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have no criminal record and be in reasonably good health to take the walking tours (tours are optional).
Interested individuals may now pick up applications at the Anson County Sheriff’s Office during regular business hours or go to the Sheriff’s web page at www.ansonsheriff.com and print off an application and bring it in or mail it to the Sheriff’s Office. Applications must be completed and returned by March 1. The class can accommodate 25 students.
Anson County Sheriff Tommy Allen said, “Applicants will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested in what we really do in law enforcement in Anson County this will be something you will enjoy immensely. The most frequent comment we get from previous students is ‘I wish it wasn’t’ over.’ Everyone who has taken this class seemed to enjoy it and really appreciate what law enforcement does in Anson County.”