Citizens Academy Begins Monday

Classes for Barnstable County Sheriff James M. Cummings’s eighth annual Citizens Academy begin this coming Monday, April 28. Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office public affairs director Roy L. Lyons said there are still a few slots available for anyone interested.

Classes will be held at the Sheriff’s Youth Ranch at 1445 Osterville-West Barnstable Road in West Barnstable. Classes will run for two hours, from 6 to 8 PM. Sessions will be held on consecutive Monday nights for seven weeks. The final class will be on June 9.

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Academy attendees will see how K9 teams detect drugs, observe how criminal investigators use modern technology to help solve crimes, and inspect the Emergency Communications Center, home of the county’s regional emergency dispatch operation as well as a mobile van that can take and send messages from incident sites.

Anyone interested in signing up for the academy can do so by logging on to the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office website at www.bsheriff.net. Any questions about the academy can be directed to Shaun P. Cahill at 508-375-6121 or by e-mail at scahill@bsheriff.net.

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