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 July 17th, 2012  
St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara invites members of the community to attend the 21st Citizen's Academy
St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara is inviting members of the public to learn more about their Sheriff's Office by attending the 21st Sheriff's Citizens at no cost.

"These classes provide 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," Sheriff Mascara said. "We have had students as old as 87 and as young as 18, the minimum age for the citizens academy."

Classes begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, at Sheriff's Office headquarters, 4700 West Midway Road in Fort Pierce. All classes meet on Thursday 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, class schedule and applications are available on the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office website at this web page: http:/ /www.stluciesheriff.community/citizens academy

Those who wish to attend should return competed forms to: Training Unit, St. Lucie County Sheriffs Office, 4700 West Midway Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981 or fax to : (772) 462-3615.

More information is available at the Sheriff's Office website please check our web site or by contact Deb McKenna of the Training Unit at (772) 462-3604.

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