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 July 9th, 2009  
St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara invites members of the public to sign up for the Sheriff’s Citizens Academy that begins Sept. 2
The latest class of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy begins Sept. 2, and Sheriff Mascara is inviting members of the public to sign up now.

“There is no better way for people to get to know the details of how their Sheriff’s Office works to protect the public,” Sheriff Mascara said. “In previous Citizens Academies, the classes filled up quickly, so I invite those who are interested to sign up now by calling Linda Smeykal, our Training Unit secretary, at 772-462-3604.”

There is room for 20 students. Classes take place from Sept. 2 - Oct. 28 for the 42.5-hour academy.

Classes take place Wednesday nights except for two Saturday sessions, on Oct. 3 and 17.

Those who wish to participate have two additional sign-up options:

- Visit the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office web site at www.stluciesheriff.com. From the drop-down Community menu, select Citizens Academy. At the bottom of  the Citizens Academy page, select “Citizens Academy Application.”

- Visit the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office administrative offices, 4700 West Midway Road, Fort Pierce, and ask the receptionist for a Citizens Academy application.

Topics include important laws the Sheriff’s Office enforces, a detailed look at Sheriff’s Office operations, crime scene investigation, the county’s detention system, the SWAT Team, K-9 Unit and courthouse security.

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