The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office would like to invite all citizens and potential volunteers, ages 18 and older, to attend the North County Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy, beginning Wednesday, September 1, 2010, at 6:00pm.

The first class will be held at the Solvang City Council Chambers located at 1644 Oak Street. All classes will be held on Wednesday evenings at various locations throughout the County, except for the graduation, which will be held on Saturday, October 16.

The Citizen’s Academy was developed to better educate the public in the duties and training of your Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies. It also helps to foster a mutual trust and cooperation with law enforcement and the residents we serve. Attendees will meet Sheriff Bill Brown, tour the County Jail and Dispatch Center, interact with detectives, shoot real and simulated firearms, test their skill in driving, and meet the “real people behind the star.”

All potential volunteers with the Sheriff’s Office are encouraged to attend a Citizen’s Academy. If you are interested in learning more about our Sheriff’s Office, or would like to learn more about the volunteer opportunities available, please contact Sr. Deputy Charlie Uhrig at 452-8073, or, Sr. Deputy Kathi LeGault at 686-8151.

Class size is limited, so get your applications now. Applications are available at all Sheriff Sub-stations.

– Carpinteria

– Goleta Valley

– Isla Vista Foot Patrol

– Lompoc

– Buellton

– Santa Maria

– New Cuyama

Please fill out and return to the Solvang or Buellton Sheriff Station by Monday, August 30, 2010, (attn: Sr. Deputy Uhrig-Solvang).


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