FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public Information Officer:
August 16th, 2012
Cpl. Kevin Tieman,
Cass County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff's Citizen Academy
The Cass County Sheriff's Office is set to begin the Sheriff's Citizen Academy next month. The Sheriff's Citizens Academy (SCA) initiated by Sheriff Dwight Diehl is a free eight-week course that 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.
Courses are held on Wednesday nights 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.
The Sheriff's Citizens Academy will begin on September 12 and is limited to 20 persons. Individuals interested in attending the Sheriff's Citizens Academy should contact Cpl. Kevin Tieman at 816-380-8615.