Rabun County Sheriff’s Office offers citizens’ academy

Community, Police & Government

RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Sheriff Chad Nichols of Rabun County Sheriff’s Office invites everyone to attend the 2020 Citizens’ Law Enforcement Academy (CLEA), which begins on March 10, 2020 at the Rabun County 4-H Conference Center.

The eight-week course is held every Tuesday night and ends on April 28 with a dinner ceremony. CLEA costs nothing to attend, but those interested must pre-register by stopping by the Sheriff’s Office or by bringing by the completed form found on our website, rabunsheriff.org, under the useful links tab.

Each Tuesday, participants will experience presentations and interactive demonstrations reguarded a variety of topics.

  • Office of the Sheriff
  • Law Enforcement Challenges in the 21st Century
  • Use of force, de-escalation, and community policing
  • Uniform Patrol Division – School Resource Deputies
  • Criminal Investigations Division – K-9 Units
  • Courthouse Security and Civil Process
  • Jail Division (includes tour of jail)

The citizens’ academy opens with a presentation from Sheriff Nichols over the role of the sheriff’s office, including history and purpose. Overall the course promises to be informative, fun, and entertaining. Other guest speakers will be present as well.

Contact Lt. Mark Gerrells, CLEA facilitator at 706.782.3612 for more information or clarification.

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