The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department is again offering its community academy.
The academy gives residents a chance to learn more about police work and the Sheriff’s Department.
The upcoming academy will be held in the Parkland and Spanaway area and starts Sept. 21. Classes meet once a week from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and are limited to 30 people. So, it’s first come, first serve.
As part of the academy, participants will meet the sheriff and other members of the department, learn about constitutional law, patrol procedures, drug investigations, crime analysis and domestic violence, and take field trips to the 911 Communications Center, forensics lab, Pierce County Jail and the firing range. Class members also will get a hands-on driving lesson in a patrol car.
The academy is free and open to any Pierce County resident who is at least 16 years old.
For an application, visit the Sheriff’s Department’s Web site or call 253-798-6646.