Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Bartow Sheriff's Office to host Citizens Academy on April 4

Sheriff Clark Millsap is pleased to announce that the next Citizens
Academy will begin on April 4th, 2013. The citizens academy is open for
registration to Bartow County residents or anyone who works in Bartow
County. We are now accepting applications, which may be picked up at the
Sheriff's Office.

Academy members will be exposed to every aspect of Law Enforcement
duties including Firearms, Personal Safety, Jail Procedures,
Administrative Duties, Criminal Investigations, Patrol Division
Operations, 911 Operations, Court Services, Warrants and Civil Division
Operations, Crime Scene Investigation, Canine Operations, C.P.R.
Certification, Terrorism and much more. Participants will have the
opportunity to ride with deputies answering calls for service, working
in the jail, and crime scene investigation.

Citizens who desire to qualify for the program must complete and return
the application for processing and background check completion. The cost
of the course is $25.00, which covers the cost of the materials for the

According to Sheriff Millsap, "the Citizens Academy program is a great
opportunity to connect with citizens and share in some of the activities
and functions that are sometimes only seen by those in law enforcement.
It's a good program that brings citizens and law enforcement closer

Captain Mike Shinall is the Program Coordinator and can answer any
questions. He may be contacted at 770-382-5050 extension 6069 or email

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