The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office will again be offering its Sheriff’s Citizens Academy. The goal of this Academy is to give the citizens of Goodhue County insight of the total operation of the Sheriff’s Office and why we do what we do. Citizens Academy attendees will gain a working knowledge of the Sheriff’s Office; its personnel, policies, and procedures. It consists of eight classes held once a week for three hours per session. The instruction is comprehensive, covering a different area of the Sheriff’s Office each session. Deputies, supervisors, and other personnel with particular expertise in different sections of the Sheriff’s Office will conduct each instructional block.
The Citizens Academy offers candid and open discussions on the operation of the Sheriff’s Office and we strongly encourage members of the class to ask questions. It is felt that the Academy creates an opportunity for citizen/law enforcement interaction and cooperation.
The academy is free of charge and will take place over eight evenings. The first seven weeks will be on Tuesday evenings March 17th – April 28th, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., in Red Wing. The eighth session will be held Thursday, May 14th, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Pine Island. The academy is open to any resident of Goodhue County 18 years of age and older.
If you feel you would like to be a part of a cooperative effort between the Sheriff’s Office and the community you may obtain more information and an application on the homepage of the Goodhue County website www.co.goodhue.mn.us; at the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office in Red Wing; or by contacting the Sheriff’s Office Administration at 651-267-2614. Applications will need to be submitted by March 9th, 2015.