Friday, January 8, 2010

2010 Law Enforcement Citizens Academy

Next Tuesday, January 12th, the City of Milton Police Department and Rock County Sheriff’s Office will begin accepting applications for the 2010 Law Enforcement Citizens Academy. The application deadline is February 15th. Applications must be obtained in person and will be available at the Rock County Sheriff’s Office (200 E. U.S. Highway 14, Janesville, WI 53545) and the City of Milton Police Department (120 Parkview Drive, Milton, WI 53563).

The Citizens Academy is an 8-week, interactive program that meets once a week beginning on Thursday, March 25th from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. . It provides citizens with a “hands-on” experience to learn what it is like to be a law enforcement officer. The purpose of the academy is to provide an opportunity for learning and positive interaction between our law enforcement professionals and the citizens the two organizations serve.

Graduation night takes place during the third week in May. Those who complete the academy will be rewarded with a greater sense of understanding of what law enforcement officers do, how to partner with local law enforcement to keep their community safe, a certificate of course completion and a T-Shirt presented to them on graduation night. The program’s expense has been generously funded by private donations obtained from the 2009 City of Milton Citizens Academy graduating class.

For more information, click here to read the press release about the academy. If you have any questions about the program, feel free to contact either Rock County Sheriff Bob Spoden at the Rock County Sheriff’s Office at 757-7948 or Chief Jerry Schuetz at the Milton Police Department at 608-868-6910.