Clark Co. Sheriff's Office offering Citizen's Law Enforcement Academy

Published: Mar. 18, 2016 at 3:02 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 25, 2016 at 9:51 PM EDT
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JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) – The Clark County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for its first ever Citizen's Law Enforcement Academy.

Captain Scottie Maples said the sheriff's office hopes to give this opportunity to anyone who is interested in law enforcement practices. The training will focus on multiple aspects of the business including K9, 911 services, firearms, corrections and investigations.

Maples said one purpose of the class is to promote community relations and provide communications between citizens and law enforcement officials.

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Participants will also get an opportunity to tag along with a deputy and observe corrections officers in the jail.

The Citizen's Academy will start April 9 and will run for nine consecutive weeks. Class size will be limited. Participants must be 18 years old and live, or work, in Clark County.

Applications will be mailed out by request. To request one, you can call Chief Deputy Bradly Jones at 812-283-4471 ext. 3132 or email him at or Deputy John "Jack" Jawor at 812-283-4471 ext. 3152 or email him at

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