Moore County Community members began the Citizen’s Academy with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office.
“This is the fourth academy and the goal 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 Sheriff’s Department.
The 17 students have a three-hour class they must attend once a week for the duration of six weeks. During the class, they will learn 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.
For the hands-on training, they will be provided with an opportunity to conduct a deputy ride-along, participate in a mock crime-scene search, tour the detention center, witness a taser demonstration, and participate in the Firearms Training Simulator “Shoot Don’t Shoot” scenarios.
“The primary objective of this academy is to produce informed citizens,” said Sheriff Godfrey. “We want our community to have a better understanding of the great work our deputies and detention officers do and how the Sheriff’s Office is committed through partnerships, to provide our residents with the best customer service possible.”