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Citizen Sheriff's Academy begins


Law enforcement officers with the Bandera County Sheriff's Office will conduct a "Citizen Sheriff's Academy" from Sept. 19 through Nov. 21.
Classes will be held each Thursday night during this period from 6:30 pm till 8:30 pm. Additionally, the academy will include a session from 9 am until noon, on Saturday, Oct. 26, for firearms familiarization.
The Sheriff's Citizen's Academy is a 10-week course designed for citizens of Bandera County who are interested in learning more about how their sheriff's office operates and the challenges deputies face daily. Through education, the Sheriff's Citizen Academy will enhance, a positive relationship between the sheriff's office and the community.
Topics covered during the academy will include criminal law, traffic stops, criminal justice court system, patrol duties, county jail overview and criminal investigations, as well as firearms proficiency.
Since seating is limited, residents interested in participating are asked to contact the sheriff's office by calling 830- 796-4323 or by emailing bcsheriff@indian-creek.net for more details.