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 January 21st, 2011  
St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara invites members of the community to attend the 18th Citizen's Academy beginning Feb. 23
 
Sheriff Mascara is inviting members of the public to learn more about their Sheriff's Office by attending this 46.5 hour academy. Classes give a close-up look and detailed knowledge about what the Sheriff's Office does to protect the public and help make this a positive, livable community.

"We welcome all age groups to attend the academy," said St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara. "We have had students ranging in age from late teens to late 80s."

Classes begin at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Sheriff's Office headquarters, 4700 West Midway Road, Fort Pierce. Graduation is April 27. All classes are on Wednesday evenings, except for two Saturday classes.

Classes will feature topics such as civil and criminal law, crime stoppers, patrol operations, criminal investigation, underwater search and recovery, bomb unit and K-9 unit demonstrations, and tours of the jail, courthouse and the Emergency Operations Center. Students will also shoot real guns at the Sheriff's Office firearms range. Students will shoot a laser gun using our simulator, drive a Sheriff's Office vehicle, and participate in a four-hour ride-along with a patrol deputy, with numerous additonal activities planned.

There is a one-time fee of $2 payable the first night of class.

Details, class schedules and applications are available on the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office website at this web page address:

http://www.stluciesheriff.community/citizens academy

Those who are interested must mail or fax completed application forms to: Training Unit, St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, 4700 West Midway Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981. The fax number is (772) 462-3615. * * *

Those who want more information may visit the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office  website or contact Linda Smeykal of the Training Unit, at 772 462-3604. * * *

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