The application deadlines for the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy and the City of Delaware Police Department’s Citizen’s Academy are quickly approaching.
“The purpose of the academy is to increase citizen awareness of the day-to-day operations of the police department by educating them on topics relative to the role of the police officer in our community,” said Officer Robert Hatcher, the instructor for the Delaware Police Department’s academy.
The citizen’s academies meet one night a week and will cover a wide variety of topics officials report. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office academy will meet Tuesday nights from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. from Sept. 12 to Nov. 7. The Delaware Police Department’s academy will meet Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 9 p.m. from Sept. 5 to Nov. 14. Hatcher said there will also be a Saturday session on Oct. 7 from from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Both programs are free.
“We want the community to see the inner workings of the Sheriff’s Office and learn about what it takes to maintain order and protect citizens,” said Major David Wiseman, the instructor of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office citizen’s academy. “We designed this Citizen’s Academy program to be transparent, interactive, and informal. And the end result is that class members tell us they learned valuable information and skills and have gained a deeper appreciation of law enforcement. But the learning is two-way, as we continue to discover what our citizens want and expect from their public safety servants.”
The application deadline for the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy is Aug. 10. Interested parties can apply by going to www.delawarecountysheriff.com/index.php/programs.
The deadline is Sept. 1, 2017 for the Delaware Police academy. Interested people can register by calling Hatcher at 740-203-1132 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.