The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office is seeking participants for its newly-revamped Sheriff's Citizens Academy, a 14-week program that provides hands-on training and an up-close look at the RCSO.
Sheriff Eric J. Levett announced the new academy will start on May 6. The free program, open to Rockdale County adults 18 and older, will be held every Tuesday from 6 to 8:30 p.m., ending on Aug. 5.
"I, along with numerous members of my staff, have been working on enhancing the Sheriff's Citizens Academy for months now. I am very pleased with the newly enhanced version, and I am excited to roll it out as the first Sheriff's Citizens Academy since I became Sheriff," said Levett, who took office in 2013. "While the Sheriff's Citizens Academy is designed to educate residents, it also gives our residents an opportunity to interact with and to get to know the men and women of the RCSO."
Citizens will learn about the various responsibilities of the bureaus at the RCSO. The newly enhanced Academy will no longer be limited to the classroom. Participants also will get firearms training and act out a mock crime scene and a criminal trial as part of the 14-week course.