A four-day program for youth interested in a law enforcement career will be offered in July by the Placer County Sheriff's Office.
The Youth Citizen’s Academy is modeled after the department’s Citizen’s Awareness Academy, which is offered twice a year for adults. The youth program is geared toward 12- to 17-year-olds. It is intended to educate them about the Sheriff’s Office and how its various units and divisions function, according to a news release.
Sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., July 18-21. Program participants will have an opportunity to visit many of the Sheriff’s Office’s facilities and meet staff members. They will be treated to presentations and tours focusing on various divisions, including patrol, investigations, evidence, K9, training, bomb squad , boat patrol, search and rescue, dispatch, the Special Enforcement Team and the jail.
The Youth Citizen’s Academy is open to Placer County residents and is limited to 30 participants. Advance registration is required and is available online at the Placer County Sheriff’s Office website, placersheriff.org, under the “Youth Academy” link in the right sidebar. Those wishing to sign up must be able to attend all four days and must submit a 100- to 300-word essay by July 1, saying why they are interested in law enforcement and attending the academy. Waivers signed by a parent or guardian also are required.
Classes will be held at the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, 2929 Richardson Drive, Auburn.
For more information, all Community Services Officer Amanda Rogers, 530-889-6922, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.