The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station hosted its 10th Sheriff’s Community Academy graduation ceremony Tuesday, which featured 16 community members who underwent an introductory 6 week community law enforcement course that began Nov. 11.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Division Chief Jacques La Berge, Captain Roosevelt Johnson, Rosalind Wayman, Senior Field Deputy to Supervisor Michael Antonovich, and city of Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean, were on hand to congratulate and present a certificate of completion to each of the graduates. Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies were also on hand to congratulate and host a dinner for the graduates. A big thank you and congratulations to all 16 participating community members.
The Sheriff’s Community Academy offers members of the community an exclusive opportunity to experience a wide range of services provided by the Sheriff’s Department and by the deputies assigned to Santa Clarita Valley Station. Participants learned about patrol procedures, jail operations, detective bureau investigations, gang and narcotic enforcement, and how they can become involved with helping to protect our community through Neighborhood Watch. Participants also had an exclusive field trip to one of the local Sheriff’s Department maximum security jail facilities.
Next Academy to Begin February 2015
Interested community members wanting to participate in the next academy to begin February 2015 should contact Deputy Fanny Lapkin via email at Flapkin@lasd.org. There is limited space available and only 30 applicants will be accepted for the next academy.
Please note, applicants must be 18 years of age before the start of the academy and must live or work in the Santa Clarita Valley. Applicants must not be involved in any criminal processes or have any felony convictions. All applications are subject to approval of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
For any questions or additional information, please contact Deputy Fanny Lapkin at (661) 799-5160 or email Flapkin@lasd.org.