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Citizens complete law enforcement academy
citizens law enforcement academy
Participants in the Citizens Law Enforcement Academy meet with members of the Dawson County Sheriff's Office during one of the academy's classes. - photo by For the Dawson County News
The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office recently completed its 2018 Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy. This year’s seven week program was designed to better introduce participants to all aspects of the sheriff’s office by getting the students involved. “We were determined to change the delivery of our program to incorporate more hands-on and practical exercises,” said Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson. “We wanted to impart a greater understanding of the duties and responsibilities required of this office. It is one thing to discuss these tasks, but performing them puts things in a different perspective.” Thirty-two students participated in various exercises including simulated 911 tasks, jail cell searches, traffic stops, investigating crime scenes, securing the court house and more.