Sheriff's Office to host 2014 citizen's academy

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 1:33pm

The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office is taking applications for its next Citizen’s Police Academy, which will take place on six consecutive Saturday beginning Jan. 11, 2014.

Classes will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at 845 N. Motel Blvd.

Academies had been planned earlier in 2013, but were postponed for scheduling purposes.

Anyone who submitted an application for the Fall 2013 academy, which was scheduled to begin in October, is on the 2014 class roster.

To be considered, each applicant must be 18 years of age or older, a resident of Doña Ana County, and have a valid driver’s license or photo ID.

Because of the sensitive nature of police work, a brief background check will be performed on all applicants.

Applicants must not have any prior felony convictions and no misdemeanor arrests within the last three years.

The academy will take class members through various divisions of the department in an effort to strengthen community partnerships through awareness, according to Sheriff Todd Garrison.

The 2014 Citizen’s Academy is free of charge and runs through Feb. 15, 2014.

Applications can be downloaded online at www.donaanacounty.org/sheriff, and are also available at the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department, 845 N. Motel Blvd., in Las Cruces.

The deadline to apply is Jan. 4, 2014, and class size is limited to 25 people.

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