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Hyde completes Citizen Academy

Lyons City Councilor Diane Hyde has completed the Linn County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Academy. 

Sheriff Michelle Duncan presented certificates to members of the class. This was the 41st Academy, and Sheriff Duncan is the 41st sheriff in Linn County’s history. 

An up-close view of the Sheriff’s Office operations in various divisions and specialty teams included classroom instruction, tours and hands-on training.

Also covered in the academy are patrol, civil, corrections and jail, defense tactics, traffic enforcement, narcotic investigations, child abuse abatement, search and rescue, emergency vehicle operations, communications and dispatch, weapons training and animal control. 

Graduates of the Citizen Academy were able to become better informed about the philosophy, responsibilities and organizational operations of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office. Gradutes had the opportunity to get acquainted with the men and women doing their job, with a greater understanding of the services the public can expect. 

The program will be offered again in the fall. Meetings are one evening per week for 12 weeks in Albany.

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