Berkeley sheriff’s citizen academy set

  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office has set the next class of its Citizen Police Academy for Sept. 29 through Oct. 27, according to a release from department spokesman Dan Moon.

The department is seeking Berkeley County citizens who would like the opportunity to meet with deputies to learn about the daily operation of the sheriff’s office. Citizens who attend will be exposed to all facets of the office including Patrol, Investigations, Victim Services, Judicial Services, Warrants Division, Community Services, Specialized Units and the Detention Center. The attendees will also learn about budget and finance issues impacting the operation of the sheriff’s office.

“While the academy is designed to educate our citizens, we find that it also creates a closer bond between the deputies involved in the community and the citizens who attend,” Sheriff Wayne Dewitt said.

Participants must be citizens of Berkeley County, at least 18 years of age, who have not been convicted of a serious crime.

Classes will meet at 6 p.m. each Monday night beginning Sept. 29 for five weeks. Each session will be about two hours.

For more information and to register, please contact Sgt. Robby Housand at (843) 719-4660 or (843) 723-3800, extention 4660.

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