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Jackson County SO Accepting Applications for Citizens Academy until Friday

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is still accepting applications for its 2024 Citizens' Academy, but time is quickly running out.

The Sheriff's Office is looking for citizens and community leaders to apply for the academy that will start toward the end of this month. The due date for applications is Friday. Attendees will be notified of their acceptance by February 9th.

The Citizens' Academy topics include a presentation from Sheriff Nate Sickler and a tour of the Jackson County Jail. Other topics include Defensive Tactics and K-9 Demonstration, Emergency Vehicle Operator's Course, Illegal Drugs and Their Effects, Lethal Threat Management, Firearms Demonstration and a case walk-through from the Criminal Investigations Division.

There will also be a Special Victims Presentation, the Medical Examiner Program, Civil Processes and Search & Rescue.

The classes start on February 20th and run through May 14th. The classes will be held on Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m., with a couple of Saturday mid-morning hands-on classes included. Regular attendance is mandatory to remain the academy as there are limited openings.

Attendees must be over the age of 18 and be able to pass a criminal background check. Previous or current involvement with the community is highly encouraged.

You can download an application from "jacksoncountyor.gov." Applications can then be dropped off at the Sheriff's Office at 5179 Crater Lake Highway or e-mailed to "pinihr@jacksoncountyor.gov" before the deadline.
Posted on 2/1/24 10:55AM by Sam Marsh