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23 graduate from Crook County SO Citizen’s Academy


Wednesday evening brought the conclusion and graduation for the third annual Crook County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy.

This year, 23 Crook County citizens completed the 13-week academy. At graduation each member received a Certificate of Completion and a small gift for their dedication to the Sheriff’s Office.

During the course, members learned about numerous law enforcement functions of the Sheriff’s Office to include: criminal investigation, DUII, domestic violence, drug investigations, SWAT operations, emergency management, search and rescue, marine patrol, firearms safety, use of force, K9 patrol, civil process, concealed handgun license, jail, and parole and probation operations.

The classes were taught by instructors from the Sheriff’s Office, Prineville Police Department, Oregon State Police, Crook County District Attorney’s Office, and Central Oregon Police Chaplaincy.

Members also got a chance to tour the 911 center and the Crook County Jail.

On behalf of Sheriff John Gautney, Undersheriff James Savage said, “We would like to thank all the members who attended this year’s academy and for our law enforcement partners who helped put it on.”

For those interested in attending the next citizen’s academy please stop by the Sheriff’s Office and pick up an application packet; we are planning future classes. Please check the Sheriff’s Office website for academy dates.

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