Yakima County Sheriff's Office is having its first Citizen's Academy

YAKIMA, Wash. - If you live in the Yakima Valley you now have a chance to learn more about the criminal justice system.

The Sheriff’s Office is having its first Citizen’s Academy this September.

The program is meant to give people an opportunity to learn about police work and the justice system.

Participants will learn about patrol procedures, use of force and much more.

Classes will be on Mondays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will start on September 10th.

Chief Criminal Deputy Robert Udell said the academy will be a fun experience.

“You’ll get to know and see the inner workings of the Sheriff’s Office and how we keep people safe,” said Udell.

All of the applicants must go through a criminal background check before starting the academy.

Applications may be picked up at the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, 1822 S First St in Yakima, Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Deadline for the applications is Aug. 27.


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