The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office recently hosted its 2017 Citizens Law Enforcement Academy for county residents who desired to learn more about law enforcement operations within the county.
Participants were exposed to all facets and responsibilities that are required of the sheriff and his deputies. Activities included an informative tour of the Detention Center, Communications Center, and Court House. Students participated in a ride along with patrol officers, conducted simulated traffic stops and experienced less lethal force options and deployment demonstrations.
The class culminated in a graduation dinner where each participant was recognized for their efforts. Sheriff Jeff Johnson applauded the student’s participation, “I am proud to know that we serve in a community that truly appreciates their law enforcement officers. The interaction and appreciation displayed by our participants was very encouraging to all of our professionals.”