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Academy offers Placer County residents inside look at sheriff’s operations

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office in accepting reservations for its Community Awareness Academy, a program that offers residents an inside look at the law enforcement agency.

Classes will be held Monday and Wednesday evenings from Sept. 3 through Sept. 29. Participants are asked to attend all eight classes, each focusing on a different topic.

Sessions will feature presentations by the department’s special units, as well as field trips to the Placer County Jail and morgue, 911 dispatch center and air operations hangar.

The goal of the academy is to provide Placer County residents with a greater awareness and understanding of law enforcement’s role in the community, and to acquaint them with the Sheriff’s Office’s functions, policies and procedures, according to a sheriff’s officials.

Those attending the academy must be at least 18 years old, work or live in Placer County, and agree to submit to a minor background check.

The deadline for reservations is Aug. 15. To reserve a spot, call Amanda Rogers, community services officer, at (530) 889-6922, or email