For Immediate Release
March 19, 2008
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
CITIZENS ACADEMY GRADUATES PRAISE PROGRAM
One of the newest graduates of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy says “it was truly an eye-opening experience about law enforcement”. Theresa Goldsmith says her ride-along with 2007 Deputy of the Year Matt Abbott, which included responding to domestic disputes, fires, security checks, juvenile mischief calls, and a robbery, was one of the most exciting experiences of her life.
Sheriff Charlie Morris handed out certificates Tuesday night to Goldsmith and twenty-three other local residents who graduated from the latest Citizens Academy Course. The Academy was created to let people interested in law enforcement get familiar with the basic structure of the Sheriff’s Office, its programs, and the services it provides – from the Drug Task Force and Dive Team to child abuse investigations and traffic enforcement.
Students who sign up in advance and sign a waiver of liability form are able to do a ride-along with deputies.
Another Citizens Academy Course will be scheduled in the fall of 2008. For more information on the classes, visit the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office website at www.sheriff-okaloosa.org. You can also contact Crime Prevention Specialists Ashley Bailey (651-7153) or Kathleen Larney (609-2005).
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