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October 2, 2007 > Alameda County Sheriff's Office to Present Citizen's Academy

Alameda County Sheriff's Office to Present Citizen's Academy

By Terrie Rowe

Fans of CSI and other police procedural TV shows will enjoy the up-close-and-personal experience provided by the Alameda County Sheriffs Office's Citizen's Academy. The Fall Citizen's Academy will start on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 and conclude with a graduation ceremony on Wednesday, February 6, 2008. Most meetings will be held at Ashland Community Center, 1530 167th Ave, San Leandro on Wednesday evenings with two Saturday sessions scheduled for January 26 and February 2, 2008.

Attendees of the Citizen's Academy learn fascinating details about the Sheriff's office and police procedures. Although the Academy meets at the Ashland Community Center in San Leandro, the ten-week course includes field trips to Santa Rita Jail and a visit with the Marine Patrol Unit. Guest speakers and department specialists will speak on topics such as street gangs, narcotic investigations, homicide, emergency vehicle operations and more.

The Citizen's Academy is offered twice a year, in spring and fall at no charge. Interested citizens should contact the Alameda County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit at (510) 667-7770. There is limited space in each Academy, and seats fill up quickly.

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