Eau Claire County citizen police academy to be rescheduled for winter 2015

10-week educational program offers police practices

The Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office has postponed the 2014 fall citizen police academy and has rescheduled it for the winter of 2015 due to a low number in applicants.

The Eau Claire County citizen police academy is a 10-week program that focuses on classroom training along with educational experience into police practice.

Areas that will be addressed include: basic criminal law, patrol procedures, narcotics, gangs, SWAT, courts, DA’s Office, corrections, use of force, investigations, firearms, Taser, building searches, traffic enforcement-OWI and many others.

The latest academy session will begin on Thursday January 8, 2015, with a graduation date scheduled for March 12, 2015.

To be eligible to attend the academy, applicants must work in or be a resident of Eau Claire County and have no criminal record. For more information about the academy and for an application, visit the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office website.