Today is the deadline to apply for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department’s free citizen academy in Parkland.
There are 10 openings for the course, which begins Sept. 19 and meets every Wednesday for 13 weeks. The sessions are held at Pacific Lutheran University and provide volunteers with an opportunity to learn about the department.
Topics covered include patrol procedures, narcotics, K-9, domestic violence, use of force and hiring and training. There are at least four field trips scheduled to the 911 communications center, the Pierce County Jail, sheriff’s headquarters and the range.
Applicants must be 16 and have a photo identification.
The department said today is the deadline for the Parkland academy but applications may continue to be taken until all slots are filled.
Fill out an application at http://bit.ly/P7DC1R. Applications for South Hill and University Place are also being accepted right now.