Register Now for the Citizens’ Academy: Learn How Our Deputies Protect and Serve

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the different types of services provided by law enforcement? On April 24th, the South Coast Citizens’ Academy will kick off. The academy offers the opportunity to learn more about what the Santa Barbara Sheriff ’s Office personnel do on a daily basis. Citizens will get an insider’s 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, K-9 unit, 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 begins Wednesday, April 24th at the Sheriff ’s Office, 4400 Calle Realand will run every Wednesday evening from 6-9 p.m. through June 5th. Class locations will vary by topic. The final class will include a graduation BBQ on June 8th.

To take advantage of this exciting opportunity, please contact Senior Deputy Greg Sorenson at 968-3878, or drop by the Goleta Police Department’s sub-station at the Camino Real Marketplace for more information.