The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is offering a Community Academy to county residents to improve community policing efforts.
The 13-week course’s purpose is to given citizens a better understanding of law enforcement and how deputy sheriffs work in the community.
The course will begin Thursday, January 12 and classes will be held every Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Kern Regional Training Center.
The class will be taught by deputies, detectives, sergeants and command staff.
To qualify, applicants must:
- Be a resident of Kern County or work in Kern County
- Pass a criminal background check, including a fingerprint check
- Be at least 21 years of age or 18 years of age and currently enrolled in college courses
If you are interested in applying, contact Deputy Steven Castillo at 661-868-1682 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is December 9th.
More information can be found on their website.