Goleta Launches First Citizen’s Academy

Have you ever wanted to learn more about all of the different types of services our law enforcement personnel provide?

On April 18, the first annual Citizen’s Academy will kick off. The Academy offers you the opportunity to learn more about what the Santa Barbara Sheriff ’s Office personnel do on a day-by-day basis. You’ll get an insider look at the various departments over the course of seven weeks. Topics will include: department history, how a deputy sheriff is trained, forensics, SWAT, narcotics, bomb squad, dive team and much more. The academy will also include a tour of the main jail, the Santa Barbara Courthouse and the Emergency Communications Center.

The academy will begin on Wednesday, April 18 at Goleta’s City Hall at 130 Cremona Drive, Goleta, and will run every Wednesday evening from 6-9 p.m. through May 30. Class locations will vary by topic. The final class includes a Graduation BBQ on Saturday, June 2.

To take advantage of this exciting opportunity, please contact Senior Deputy Greg Sorenson at 968-3878 or drop by the Goleta Police Department’s Substation at the Camino Real Marketplace for more information. The class is restricted to 20 people and will fill quickly. Don’t wait to sign up!