PCSO Graduates First Ever Citizen's Academy

For adults interested in learning the in's and out's of being in law enforcement you don't have to wonder anymore, you can actually learn about it from an officer.

Today 28 people graduated from the first ever Pitt County Sheriff's Office Citizen's Academy. It's a program that allows residents to take courses to learn firsthand about the day to day operations of deputies and investigators.

Graduates of the course say it was a great program and they learned a lot.

Academy graduate Peter Walston says, "We learned how the inner workings go, as far as what different departments do. They're not just on the road riding along in cars, there is a lot that goes on inside."

Academy graduate Sylvene Spickerman says, "I could sit through it immediately again, and learn so much more."

The sheriff's office says it does plan to hold more of these courses. The next program starts in September.


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  • by Bob on Jun 5, 2011 at 08:45 AM
    I did one of these through another police department and enjoyed learning everything there is. It is a great informative if you want to become a law enforcement officer. Also if you want to work with the same agency, it doesn't hurt to get to know them either! Its all about who you know nowadays in the job market!
  • by Truth Location: Reality on Jun 4, 2011 at 09:56 PM
    Police Academy: C.itizens. O.n. P.atrol.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 4, 2011 at 05:38 PM
    to learn firsthand about the day to day operations of deputies and investigators.
  • by Eric Location: Chocowinity on Jun 4, 2011 at 04:42 PM
    Now, is this program a first step to becoming a law enforcement officer, or is it just informative as to how police work?
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