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Christian County Sheriff Tyler DeArmond announced Monday the creation of the 2020 Christian County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Sheriff Academy.

According to the release, the eight-hour program will be focused on educating the participants on the day-to-day job of a deputy sheriff in Christian County while having a little fun in the process.

The classes will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Nov. 17 through Dec. 8.

Applicants will be educated on the duties of the Sheriff’s Office, including traffic stops, equipment, law enforcement tactics, simulated court sessions, investigative techniques and more.

This series will be limited to 25 participants and will be free to Christian County residents.

“The goal of the citizen’s academy is to engage with the people we serve and increase their knowledge about what we do, and how we do it. We believe education comes from understanding,” DeArmond said.

Applications will be accepted beginning Oct. 1 and it will be first come, first serve. Participants must be at least 18 years of age, be a resident of Christian County and undergo a background check.

Christian County residents can obtain an application one of three ways:

Applications are due Nov. 1 and can be dropped off at the sheriff’s office, faxed to 270-887-4032 or emailed to admin@christiancountyso.com.

For more information, visit the sheriff’s office website.

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