Sheriff's Office to hold Citizen's Police Academy

info@islandpacket.comAugust 27, 2013 


The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is holding another session of its Citizen's Police Academy.

Class participants will learn about all aspects of the Sheriff's Office and meet decision and policy makers. Topics covered include: criminal investigations, civil process, warrants, juvenile services, homeland security, drug enforcement, traffic enforcement, special teams, gangs and budget process.

There are hands-on demonstrations in crime scene investigations in crime scene investigation, the legal dangers of firing a duty weapon and the dangers of drinking and driving.

The program includes a ride-along with a patrol deputy, field trips to the Beaufort County Emergency management Center and the Sheriff's Office range facility.

The sessions start in Beaufort on Sept. 3 and on Hilton Head on Sept. 5. They meet for 10 weeks from 6 to 9 p.m. at either the Law Enforcement Center at 2001 Duke St. in Beaufort or the Technical College of the Lowcountry in Okatie.

Applications are available at the Sheriff's Office or online at

Reservations are required. Details: SSgt. M. Jennings, 843-255-3287 or

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