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 December 18th, 2012  
St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara invites members of the community to attend the 22nd Citizen's Academy beginning in February
 
St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara is inviting members of the public to learn more about their Sheriff's Office by attending the 22nd Sheriff's Citizens at no cost beginning Feb. 20.

"People are always asking how the Sheriff's Office protects the public and helps make this a livable community," Sheriff Mascara said. "We want people to know us better, and the citizens academy is one of the best ways to help people gain this knowledge. We have had students ranging in age from the teens to the 80s, so all ages are welcome."

Classes begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Sheriff's Office headquarters, 4700 West Midway Road in Fort Pierce. All classes meet on Wednesday 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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