Moore County community members graduated Citizen’s Academy after participating in an eight-week interactive program.  The class began at the beginning of last month.  Students met each Monday night for 3 hours of class curriculum.

The goal of the program is to provide students a firsthand look at the rules, regulations, and policies that deputies are required to follow in the performance of their duties, said officials at the Moore County Sheriff’s Office.

During the class, they learned the importance of community engagements, recruitment, patrol-operations, traffic-enforcement, communications, criminal law, crime-scene, criminal and drug investigations, crisis negotiations and detention center operations. 

“This program makes for better informed citizens,” said Sheriff Neil Godfrey. “Citizens academy allows participants to be exposed to the ins-and-outs of law enforcement leaving each cadet with an understanding and appreciation for all the work done by the Sheriff’s Office personnel. I thank each of you for your time, interest, and for becoming a part of our family. Congratulations.”

This is the 5th Citizen’s Academy, and the classes were held at the Rick Rhyne Public Safety Center in Carthage.

Feature photo contributed by Moore County Sheriff’s Office

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