Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy applications due today

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Today is the deadline to register for the upcoming Washington County Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy starting March 29.

This eight-week course offers citizens a behind-the-scenes glimpse at emergency dispatch, sheriff deputies, correctional officers and support staff's daily operations.

Programming includes a K-9 unit demonstration, firearms and SWAT simulations, a tour of the Washington County Jail and processing a crime scene.

Sessions will take place Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. from March 29 through May 17.

Application is required for participation.

Online applications are available at bit.ly/2FFAkTJ and can be emailed to laura.jackson@co.washington.mn.us.

For more information about the Citizen's Academy, contact Sergeant Joel Legut at 651-430-7828.