Sheriff’s citizens academy set this fall
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the fall 2017 Cass County Sheriff’s Citizens Academy.
The program, an eight-week course, gives citizens an in-depth look and hands-on training into the career of law enforcement at the sheriff’s office. Citizens are instructed by deputies on the subject of patrol, jail, communications, investigations, court and community policing.
Courses are held once a week from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, starting Sept. 13. Each week, a new topic is introduced and discussed. Citizens will also have the opportunity to ride along with a patrol deputy, work with jail deputies and communication officers. The program enables citizens to observe first-hand how the sheriff’s office handles incidents.
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A participant must be 18 or older, have no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions and must be a resident or business owner in Cass County.
There is no cost for participants, and seating is limited. Applications are available online at the Cass County Sheriff’s Office website.
Each participants who successfully completes the citizens academy will take part in graduation.
For more information or for those interested in participating in the Cass County Sheriff’s Citizens Academy, visit www.cassmosheriff.org or contact Capt. Kevin Tieman by calling 816-380-8615 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harrisonville police collecting solar eclipse glasses
The Harrisonville Police Department announced Aug. 24 that it is accepting used and unused solar eclipse glasses and donating the glasses to Astronomers Without Borders.
The program aims to help children in other countries experience the eclipse and help teach them the science behind eclipses as well as space in general.
The police department, located at 205 N. Lexington St., will accept glasses during normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. now through Sept. 15.