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Citizen's Academy

February 16th to May 11th

The Jasper County Sheriffs Office is now offering enrollment in our 13th, semi-annual, Sheriffs Citizens Academy. This session will run from will run from February 16th to May 11th with Graduation on the 13th. Classes will be held every Thursday night from 6:30-9:00 PM at the New Sheriffs Office HQ located at 231 South Main St. Carthage, Mo.

Participants must be 18 years of age or older, have no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions. There is no cost for participants.

Topics will include: History of the Office of Sheriff, Courthouse Operations, Patrol Functions, Dangerous Drugs, DWI Enforcement, K-9 Operations, Detention Center Operations, SWAT Operations, Firearms Training, Cyber Crimes, Crimes against Children, Criminal Investigations, and Crime Scene Investigations.

The Sheriffs Citizens Academy was initiated in 2010 to give the citizens of Jasper County an inside look into the day to day operations of the Sheriffs Office and Jail. Participants will be introduced to the challenges faced by law enforcement and learn about why we do what we do. Participants will receive hands on training and will take the role of a Deputy Sheriff in training simulations.

Interested persons can visit jaspercountysheriff.org to obtain a registration form or contact Sgt. Craig Davis directly. Completed forms can be faxed to 417-359-8620, hand delivered or mailed to the Jasper County Sheriffs Office SCA, 231 South Main St. Carthage, Mo. 64836.

Applicants will be contacted at a later date to notify them of their acceptance.

Questions can be referred to Sgt. Craig Davis at 417-358-8177 ext.1212.

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