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Your Views: Sheriffs Citizens Academy gives a chance to see law in action
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Have you ever wanted to know more about your Hall County law enforcement?

The Hall County Sheriff’s Citizens Academy will begin its 2013 class Sept. 10. It is the most complete way to understand the fascinating world of your court system and how it operates. This is an opportunity you should not miss. Visit the Dive Team, SWAT Team, Weapons Complex, K-9 Unit and court services, just to name a few.

We have taken this course and highly recommend it to everyone in Hall County. Not only do you get to see your taxes at work, but you get to be a part of learning about the agencies that not only protect Hall County, but prosecute offenders to our system. It is an outstanding program and the Hall County Sheriff’s Department does an incredible job of “show and tell” as you visit every aspect of the department from investigation, courtroom, incarceration and rehabilitation.

The classes are from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and are held in various county facilities in the Gainesville area. The entire program, including dinner each evening, is free to Hall County residents.

What you will gain is a much beetter understanding of how the Hall County Sheriff’s Department is organized, how each unit functions within the judicial system and how your professionals handle their law enforcement duties and responsibilities.

Each person, man or woman, old or young, will be a better informed resident from taking this class. Not only is it interesting, informative, and educational, it brings home the fundamental fact that we live in a society where laws are to be considered our basis of everyday life. Without these guiding parameters we have no civil existence.

There is limited space for this session beginning Sept. 10 through Oct. 24. Applications are currently being taken at the Hall County Sheriff’s Office at 770-531-7095.

We encourage you not to miss this opportunity.

Connie Propes and Carl Liggett

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