PALMDALE – The Palmdale and Lancaster Sheriff’s Stations are in the process of selecting 50 interested residents from the station areas to participate in the Antelope Valley’s 37th Community Academy.
The purpose of the free Academy is to build a better understanding between the community and the Sheriff’s Department through education.
Classes will be held Monday evenings, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., for eight consecutive weeks starting Sept. 18 at the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station, located at 750 East Avenue Q in Palmdale.
The program will focus on the Sheriff Department’s operational procedures, as well as sessions ranging from criminal law to undercover operations.
Participants will also go on a ride-a-long, tour a custody facility and participate in role-playing exercises.
Residents interested in participating in the 37th Community Academy, should visit the Palmdale or Lancaster Sheriff’s stations and pick up an application at the front counter.
Applications can be obtained and returned at:
Palmdale Sheriff’s Station
750 East Avenue Q
Palmdale, Ca. 93550
Lancaster Sheriff’s Station
501 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, Ca. 93534
Due to the limited classroom space, only the first 50 applicants will be accepted; therefore, applicants will be notified only if selected. Those applicants who are eligible but are not enrolled in the academy class will be placed on a list for possible future selection.
For more information, contact Deputy David Ibanez at the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station at 661-272-2604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Sgt. Theresa Dawson at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-940-3882 or email TADawson@lasd.org.
[Information via news release from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.]