The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station will host the twelfth Sheriff’s Community Academy beginning Aug. 4. The Sheriff’s Community Academy offers a limited number of community members the exclusive opportunity to learn about every aspect of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The Community Academy will focus on how deputies serve our community and the inner-workings of community protection within the Santa Clarita Valley.
The Community Academy will meet every Tuesday night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., beginning Aug. 4 and concluding Sept. 15. Please note that field trip days may be longer.
The seven sessions will cover topics such as, patrol procedures, jail operations, detective bureau investigations, gang and narcotic enforcement, and Neighborhood Watch. Two of the sessions will be a field trip to one of the Sheriff’s Department maximum security jails, and the other to a “Shoot Don’t Shoot” simulator.
Interested community members should contact Deputy Fanny Lapkin via email at Flapkin@lasd.org. There is limited space available and only 20 applicants will be approved and accepted for the upcoming academy. The last day to submit applications for the Community Academy will be Monday, July 27.
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 process or have felony convictions. All applications are subject to approval of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Questions or additional information: Deputy Fanny Lapkin at 661-255-1121 or email Flapkin@lasd.org