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LCSO hosts Spring Citizens Academy

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) is offering a Spring Citizens Academy and is now accepting applications.

The Citizens Academy offers a unique and detailed look into the dynamic operations of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office. The Academy is open to any qualified and interested Linn County citizen.

The Spring Academy will run April 17 to June 12. Classes are every Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. There will also be one Sunday “field trip” to the firearms range and Animal Control, with that date to be determined later.

Citizen’s Academy students are introduced to each of LCSO’s divisions and specialty teams. They receive classroom instruction and hands-on training in areas such as patrol, detectives, corrections, firearms, defensive tactics, traffic enforcement, narcotics investigations, swift water rescue and dive recovery, prisoner transport, and search and rescue.

The atmosphere at the Citizens Academy is fun and informative. Classes are taught by dedicated Sheriff’s Office team members. The minimum age for attendees is 18, however, applications will be considered for those as young as 16 years old, provided they attend and take part in Citizens Academy with their parent or guardian.

For more information and to apply, visit

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