April 23, 2014

Marathon slots available in Citizen’s Police Academy

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office will be holding its next  Citizen’s Police Academies starting in May and we are still looking for people in the Marathon area who are interested in learning more about law enforcement and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

Classes in Marathon will begin May 7th and will continue through graduation the week of June 24th. They will be held at the Sheriff’s Aviation Hanger at the Marathon airport. Attendees will be asked to commit to spending every Wednesday night between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. They will also be asked to participate in at least one ride-along with a deputy during the academy period.

“If you have always wanted to know more about law enforcement this is a terrific opportunity,” said Sheriff Rick Ramsay. “We’ve held academies like this for the past two years and everyone who attended them really enjoyed themselves. We don’t just stand in a classroom and lecture; you will have the opportunity to have a hands-on law enforcement experience if you attend one of these academies,” he said.

Classes will include:
·       An orientation and introduction to patrol procedures
·       A tour of one of the jail facilities
·       Introduction to weapons: simunitions and Taser
·       Traffic / Felony stops
·       Crime Scene Investigations, including a hands on mock crime scene
·       Building searches
·       Introduction to specialty units: SWAT, Bomb, Dive, Major Crimes and Special Investigations

Anyone who is interested should contact Captain Gene Thompson, gthompson@keysso.net or Lt. Derek Paul, dpaul@keysso.net , or call 305-289-2430.

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