NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Middlesex County Sheriff's Office will hold its Civilian Academy in April, according to an announcement from Sheriff Mildred S. Scott.
Scott announced that her office would be holding a Sheriff's Civilian Academy for Middlesex County residents.
The academy will be held weekly and last eight weeks. The classes will be taught at the Middlesex County Police Training Center on North Patrol Road in Edison.
The idea behind the Sheriff's Civilian Academy is to inform county residents about what the Sheriff's Office does and what its responsibilities are.
The academy's first class will be on Wednesday, April 6, from 7 pm to 9 pm, and the classes will continue weekly on Wednesdays, presumably at 7 pm. There will be a class on one Saturday as well.
The program wraps up on Wednesday, May 25 with a "graduation ceremony".
The classes will focus on the various duties of the Sheriff's Office, which include:
- taking care of "K-9 units"
- educating about defensive tactics
- helping with police-related transportation
- SWAT teams
- dealing with courts
- the "civil process"
- keeping track of foreclosures and the resulting auctions.
Students of the Academy will also get to tour the Sheriff's office and the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick.
Scott said, "The Sheriff's Civilian Academy is a wonderful way for us to reach out to the residents of Middlesex County. It is part of our mission to protect and serve the public. Our goal is to give the Academy participants a better understanding of the role of the Sheriff’s Office that they can take back into their communities."
In order to attend the Academy, prospective attendees must submit an application by February 5, which will be used to determine whether attendees are able to attend.
"Students" of the program must live in Middlesex County, be at least 18 years old, not be a convicted felon, not be wanted for any crime, and willing to submit to a limited background check.
If you would like to know more about the Sheriff's Civilian Academy, feel free to call or email the Sheriff's Officer, Frank Sautner, who is also the Academy Coordinater. Sautner's phone number is 732-745-5909 and his email address is [email protected]
The Sheriff's Office also has a phone number for general information about the department: 732-745-3382.