Placer County and Elk Grove residents interested in gaining insight to law enforcement in their respective communities can sign up for citizen academies.
The Placer County Sheriff's Office will offer its eight-session Community Awareness Academy beginning Sept. 4 and concluding Sept. 30.
Classes, scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, will be in the Community Room at the Placer County sheriff's headquarters, 2929 Richardson Drive, in the Dewitt Center in north Auburn.
To register for the academy, call Kim Rivera, community services officer, at (530) 889-6922 or email krivera @placer.ca.gov.
The Elk Grove Police Department is accepting applications for its Citizens' Academy, which begins Sept. 11.
The 13-week program is designed to inform interested residents about various aspects of municipal policing.
The Citizens' Academy is offered free of charge, with sessions scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at the Elk Grove Police Department. Participants must be at least 18 years old, live or work in Elk Grove and have no felony convictions. A background check on all applicants will be conducted before they enter the academy.
For more information or applications, call Officer Dan Hampton at (916) 478-8126, or go to www.elkgrovepd.org.
Call The Bee's Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.