FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public Information Officer:
January 9th, 2009
Cpl. Kevin Tieman
Cass County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff’s Citizen Academy
Cass County Sheriff’s Office set to begin Citizen’s Academy. The Sheriff’s Citizens
Academy (SCA) initiated by Sheriff Dwight Diehl will give citizens of Cass County a better
understanding of the day-to-day operations. An eight-week course gives citizens an in-depth
look and hands on training into the career of law enforcement at the sheriff’s office. Citizens
will be instructed by deputies on the subject of patrol, jail, communications, investigations, court,
and community policing.
The SCA is an 8-week program and courses are held once per week from 6:30 p.m. until approximately
9:30 p.m. Each week a new topic will be introduced and discussed. Citizens will also have the
opportunity to ride along with a patrol deputy, work with jail deputies and communication officers.
This enables them to observe firsthand how the sheriff’s office handles incidents.
Participants must be 18 years of age or older, have no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions and
must be a resident or business owner in Cass County
There is no cost for participants and each student who successfully completes the academy will take
part in graduation.
The first Sheriff’s Citizens Academy will begin on February 18, 2009 and is limited to 20 persons.
Individuals interested in attending the Sheriff’s Citizens Academy should contact Cpl. Kevin Tieman
at 816-380-8615, or SEND AN EMAIL.