Sheriff Tim Luce has announced that the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office is holding its first Citizens Police Academy this November. The purpose of the academy is to give citizens of Seneca County a better understanding about law enforcement and how the Sheriff’s Office works within the community.
The academy will consist of four Thursday night sessions in November running from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Each session will focus on different aspects of the Sheriff’s Office and give an inside look at Administration, Road Patrol, Investigations and Corrections. Candidates that complete the program will be scheduled for a ride-a-long with a Deputy, receive a certificate of completion and a T-shirt.
The dates for the academy are: November, 2nd, 9th, 16th and 30th. Candidates must be able to attend all 4 sessions. Anyone interested can contact Danielle Thompson at (315) 220-3403. A background check will be conducted.
Applicants must be at least 21 years old, be residents of Seneca County and have a genuine interest in good citizenship. Senior citizens are welcome to apply.
The academy class size will be kept small to maximize the experience. Eligible applicants that do not make the first academy will be considered for future academies. Sheriff Luce stated that he hopes to make this an annual event.