PALMDALE – Thirty of Antelope Valley’s finest residents recently graduated from the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s 28th Community Academy.
A ceremony was held on Tuesday ( May 21) at the Chimbole Center in Palmdale.
The Palmdale and Lancaster Sheriff Stations hold a 12-week academy twice a year. The purpose of this academy is to build a better understanding between the community and the Sheriff’s Department through education. The program focuses on the Sheriff Department’s operational procedures, as well as sessions ranging from criminal law to undercover operations. The participants experience a ride-a-long, tour a custody facility and participate in role-playing exercises.
This academy is an amazing experience for all involved. It allows participants to learn how the sheriff’s department operates, while allowing law enforcement the opportunity to build positive relationships with the citizens of the Antelope Valley.
The next scheduled Community Academy will be starting the first week in September.
If you are interested in participating in this free class, contact Deputy Jodi Wolfe of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station at 661-272-2520 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sgt. Teresa Dawson of the Lancaster Sheriff’s at 661-948-8466 or by email at TADawson@lasd.org.
Due to the limited classroom space, only the first 50 applicants will be accepted; therefore, you will be notified only if you are selected.
Those applicants who are eligible but are not enrolled in the academy class will be placed on a list for possible future selection.
(Information via press release from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.)