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 June 27th, 2013  
St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara invites members of the community to attend the 24th Sheriff's Citizen's Academy class beginning in late August
 
St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara is inviting members of the public to learn more about their Sheriff's Office by attending the Sheriff's Citizens Academy with classes beginning Aug. 28.

"People want to know how the Sheriff's Office protects the public and helps make this a safe community," Sheriff Mascara said. "We want people to know us better, and the citizens academy is one of the best ways to help people gain this knowledge. We have had students ranging in age from the teens to the 80s, so all ages are welcome."

Classes begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Sheriff's Office headquarters, 4700 West Midway Road, Fort Pierce. All classes meet on Wednesday evenings, except for two Saturday classes. The total number of class hours is 52.

Classes will feature topics such as civil and criminal law, internal affairs investigations, patrol operations, crime prevention, criminal investigations, underwater search and recovery, bomb unit and K-9 demonstrations, tours of the jail, courthouse and the Emergency Operations Center.

Students will also shoot real guns at our firearms range, a laser gun at the "MILO" simulator, drive a Sheriff's Office vehicle, participate in a four-hour ride-along with a patrol deputy and much more.

There is a one-time fee of $5 payable the first night of class.

Details and applications are available By calling Deb McKenna of the Training Unit at (772) 462-3604 or on the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office website at:

http:/ /www.stluciesheriff.com/citizens_academy

Those who wish to attend should return completed forms to: Training Unit, St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, 4700 West Midway Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981 or fax to : (772) 462-3615. Applicants also can e-mail the completed forms to

mckennad@stluciesheriff.com

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