The Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission will host its 25th annual Citizen’s Justice Academy. The 11-week program begins on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 and runs 11 consecutive Mondays with the exception of Nov. 11 which is a federal holiday. It ends on Dec. 16, 2013. The evening program begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. This exciting program is open to residents living in Palm Beach County who wish to learn more about the criminal justice system. The program is free.
We are proud to announce a greater collaboration with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for the 25th year. Sheriff Bradshaw and his staff are committed to the education of our citizens and providing them with the knowledge to be informed constituents. This improved curriculum includes cybercrime and homeland security. Also, participants will be able to go inside a police car and see how the equipment operates. In addition, there will be demonstrations with K-9, SWAT and aviation. There will also be a presentation by the Bomb Squad as well as information on fire arm safety.
Participants can expect to learn about local law enforcement including the Sheriff’s Special Operations. Citizens will tour the Main Detention Center, the Courthouse, and the Medical Examiner’s Office. Most of the program is classroom style lectures with interactive presenters and plenty of opportunities for questions and answers. Lectures will be provided by local, state, and federal law enforcement officials.
The first month of classes will be held at the West Palm Beach Police Department, 600 Banyan Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 in the first floor Community Room. Classes will move around the county but remain in the greater West Palm Beach area.
Class is limited to the first 50 enrollees due to space considerations. If you have always been curious about the criminal justice system, this is your chance to ask questions and learn from the experts. This program is sponsored by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners as a service to residents.
For more information, and for registration, visit www.pbcgov.org/criminaljustice. Registration closes on Wednesday,
Sept. 25 at 5 p.m. Please call 561-355-4943 if you have questions regarding registration or classes.