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Jefferson County offers law enforcement classes

September 11, 2018

JEFFERSON -- The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is seeking citizens who are interested in exploring the world of law enforcement to take part in its first spring Citizen’s Police Academy class beginning Sept. 26.

Classes will take place every Wednesday night from 6 p.m. to approximately 9 p.m., and will last 12 weeks. This course is free of charge and is open to citizens of Jefferson County or the border communities.

Citizens taking part in the CPA will learn in a “hands-on” environment what it is like to be a deputy sheriff in Jefferson County and experience some of their training. Classes included in this year’s academy include Self defense and Handcuffing; Traffic Laws, OWI and Traffic Stops; Traffic Crash Investigation; Firearms and SWAT; Criminal Investigations; Jail and Correctional Emergency Response; K-9 Unit demonstration; Domestic Abuse Response Simulations and Active Shooter Response.

Space is extremely limited and citizens will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis. In order to be accepted into the class, a person must not have any felony or recent misdemeanor arrests or convictions, any domestic abuse convictions or any current restraining orders.

The sheriff’s department reserves the right to deny entry based on any criminal history or prior law enforcement contacts. Classes will take place at the sheriff’s office in Jefferson and at the training facility in Lake Mills.

Sheriff Paul Milbrath said he is confident the public will find this to be an exciting and worthwhile experience.

Interested citizens should call Deputy Bill Dandoy as soon as possible at 920-674-7311 or email: billd@jeffersoncountywi.gov and include a contact phone number.

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