PALMDALE – Twenty of Antelope Valley’s finest residents graduated this week from the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s 30th Community Academy.
Certificates of completion were distributed Monday, May 12, at the Palmdale Sheriff Station.
The Palmdale and Lancaster Sheriff Stations hold an eight-week community 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. Participants get to 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 at the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station at 661- 272-2520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact Sgt. Teresa Dawson at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8466 or email TADawson@lasd.org.
Due to limited classroom space, only the first 50 applicants will be accepted. 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.)