The Clewiston News

Sheriff’s Citizen Academy announced

HENDRY COUNTY — Sheriff Steve Whidden will soon begin another Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy and is accepting applications at this time.

The Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy is a 10 week program with each session lasting about two hours long. This instruction provides its participants with the latest trends and procedures in law enforcement as well as the duties and responsibilities of the various departments.

The start date for the upcoming academy is February 7, 2017 at the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) located at 4425 W. SR 80 and Congen Drive, LaBelle, FL.

The Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy is great for anyone over the age of 18 and it’s FREE. All participants must have a background free of felony and violent misdemeanor convictions. If you are interested and wish to learn more about the field of law enforcement in general and about the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office please let us know.

Sheriff Whidden and his staff are excited about this program and would encourage those interested in attending the next Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy to stop in and pick up an application at 101 S. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Fl or 100 E. El Paso, Clewiston, FL.

For more information, contact Carmen Corbitt at (863) 674-5628 or drop off your application at the Sheriff’s Office, Clewiston or LaBelle.