November 14, 2011

Sheriff’s Office to hold Citizen Police Academies

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office would like to give citizens who are interested a closer look at how law enforcement operates in the Florida Keys.

Citizens in the Lower, Middle and Upper Keys will have an opportunity to participate in a  Citizen Police Academy in their area. The three academies will be comprised of seven three hour long sessions during February and March of 2012. An eighth session will be a graduation ceremony for participants. The sessions will include:

  •  Introduction / Orientation and Patrol Procedures
  •  Tour of jail facilities
  •  Traffic / felony stops
  •  Crime Scene Investigation
  •  Building searches
  •  Simunitions and Taser use
  •  Specialty units

Participants will get a real, hands on demonstration of how the Sheriff’s Office does business; sessions will be a taste of the training law enforcement officers receive in a full law enforcement academy.

Anyone who would like to sign up, or who would like more information about the academies should contact the Sheriff’s substation in their area. In the Lower Keys, 745-3184; in the Middle Keys, 305-289-2430; in Islamorada 305-664-6480 and in the Tavernier / Key Largo area, 305-853-3211.

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