MYRTLE BEACH — The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Citizen Academy will be held on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 12 through Oct. 24, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.
Participants will meet at the sheriff’s office for class during the seven weeks of the academy, where citizens will be informed of all aspects of services, divisions and responsibilities of the sheriff’s office. Participants must be at least 18 years of age, a resident of Georgetown County, and they must undergo a background investigation and a criminal history check.
“The Citizen Academy is not designed to turn a person into a law enforcement officer,” said Sheriff Lane Cribb. “However, it will educate them on the day-to-day responsibilities and operations of a law enforcement agency. The academy will give them an appreciation of what officers do and the decisions they must make.”
The deadline to submit an application for the 2013 Citizen Academy is Aug. 30. For more information on the academy, visit the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office website, www.gcsheriff.org, and select the Citizen Academy link. An application form is available in Adobe format to print and mail or hand deliver to the sheriff’s office. Applications will also be available in the front lobby of the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office.
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