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[KHTS] -The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station graduated 12 applicants in the 12th Community Academy Graduation.

The Sheriff’s Community Academy offers community members the opportunity to learn about various aspects of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, according to a Nixle news release.

The Community Academy focuses on how deputies serve the community and the inner workings of community protection within the Santa Clarita Valley, according to a Nixle news release.

“The Sheriff’s department has enjoyed an excellent relationship with the communities we serve by forging partnerships such as the Community Academy,” said Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Captain, Roosevelt Johnson.

The Community Academy is a 7-8 week course designed to help familiarize the community members with Sheriff’s department procedures and practices, Captain Johnson said.

The sessions covered topics such as patrol procedures, jail operations, detective bureau investigations, gang and narcotic enforcement, and neighborhood watch, according to a Nixle news release.

Two of the of the sessions were described as field trips. One to a Maximum Security jail and the the other to a “Shoot, Don’t Shoot” simulator.

Speaking to the graduates, Senior Deputy for the Los Angeles City Supervisor’s Office, Rosalind Wayman said, “You are ambassadors for the city and for the rest of us that live in the Santa Clarita Valley.”

Graduate Robert Pallasch said that he has a new appreciation for what the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department does.

“I thought it was fantastic. It definitely gives people a unique insight in what the Sheriff’s have to go through and do on a daily basis,” said Pallasch.

City of Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean spoke at the ceremony as well.

“You’ve taken the time to go through the course to learn a little bit about what it might be like to be in law enforcement and to understand law enforcement,” McLean said.

“We have a great city because people feel safe here.”

If you are interested in applying for the Sheriff’s Community Academy, you can contact Deputy Fanny Lapkin at 661-255-1121 or email Flapkin@lasd.org.

 

 

 

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Thursday, Jan 18, 2018
LOS ANGELES – The County Interim Health Officer is issuing a Cold Weather Alert due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures. Wind chill temperatures are expected to be below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Affected areas include:
Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018
Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang and the county Board of Supervisors have proclaimed January "Homeowners' Exemption Awareness Month" promote the county's property tax savings program.
Thursday, Jan 11, 2018
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Probation Department, following the lead of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, is recognizing National Human Trafficking Awareness Day Thursday and continues to be at the forefront in the fight against the commercial sexual exploitation of youth and young adults.
Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018
Because of the recent rainfall, the County Health Officer cautions residents planning to visit county beaches to be careful of swimming, surfing and playing in the ocean around discharging storm drains, creeks and rivers.
Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018
Public Health officials announced today that influenza activity is elevated and continues increasing throughout the county, and again urged residents to get flu vaccinations for everyone aged six months and older.

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