Bedford County Sheriff’s Office seeks residents for Police Academy

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BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Bedford County Sheriff’s Office will host the upcoming citizen’s police academy to give residents insight on the workings of the office and the agencies that it partners with.

This year marks the 20th anniversary and the 30th police academy session, Hatcher said.

The Commonwealth’s Attorney, the jail and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland fisheries are amongst the agencies participating in the academy, said Captain Kevin Hatcher of the Bedford Sheriff’s Department.

Participants will also have opportunities to volunteer for traffic control and data collection, according to the sheriff’s office website.

The class meets for 12 sessions over 13 weeks, with one week off for spring break.

Bedford County Sheriff Mike Miller started the class back when he was a Sergeant and they’ve seen such success with the program, they have continued to offer it to interested citizens.

Classes begin March 10 at the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office. Space is available for up to 30 participants. Captain Hatcher said participants must complete a background check as part of the application process.

If interested in joining the police academy, click here.

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