Participants will go on a ride-a-long, tour a custody facility and participate in role-playing exercises.
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 Tuesday evenings, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Sept. 22 through Nov. 10, at the AERO Institute, located at 38256 Sierra Highway in Palmdale.
The program will focus on the Sheriff Department’s operational procedures, as well as sessions ranging from criminal law to undercover operations.
If you are interested in participating in the Antelope Valley’s 33rd Community Academy, visit the Palmdale or Lancaster Sheriff Station 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
Attn: Community Relations
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.
For questions or more information, contact Michelle Johnston of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station at 661-272- 2579 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Sgt. Theresa Dawson at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-940-3882 or by email at TADawson@lasd.org.