Gcso Plans Citizens Police Academy

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The Gila County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Gila County Attorney's Office and the Arizona Department of Public Safety are hosting a Citizens Police Academy, scheduled to begin Feb. 28.

The Citizens' Academy will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the board of supervisors' hearing room at the Gila County Courthouse in Globe for 10 consecutive weeks. Citizens will receive training in the following areas:

  • History of law enforcement
  • Criminal and traffic law
  • Patrol operations
  • DUI
  • Accident investigations
  • K-9 operations
  • Narcotics
  • Dispatch operations
  • Jail operations
  • Firearms and Taser
  • Volunteer programs
  • Search and seizure/search warrants

For more information and to obtain an application for the academy, please contact the Gila County Sheriff's Office Lt. Mike Johnson at (928) 425-4449, ext 8573.

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