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Community outreach class extends application dates

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A chance to learn about the responsibilities and operations of local law enforcement has been extended.

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office is set to hold an eight-week Citizens Academy on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. from September 26th- November 21st.

Due to the threat and cleanup of Irma, The Georgetown County Sheriff’s office has decided to extend the application period, for these classes, until September 19th.

Georgetown County Sheriff Lane Cribb said the academy furthers his agency’s goal of community outreach to identify problems, develop solutions and reduce crime.

"The Citizen Academy is not designed to turn a person into a law enforcement officer," Cribb said. "However, it will educate them on the day-to-day operations of a law enforcement agency. The academy will give them an appreciation of what officers do and the decisions they must make."

Applications for this year’s Citizen Academy can be found on the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office website, www.gcsheriff.org.

Applicants, however, must be Georgetown County residents, at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s licensed and undergo a background and criminal checks.

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