press release - 06081301

Citizen's Academy Graduates

Citizen's Academy Graduates

Sheriff's Office Citizen's Academy Graduation

Santa Barbara - June 8th, 2013

After seven weeks of classes and first-hand experiences with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, 20 residents will graduate tomorrow from the South Coast Sheriff’s Citizens Academy.   The graduation will occur at 1 p.m. at Stowe Grove Park located at 130 Cremona Drive in Goleta.  The media is invited to attend.  

The attendees will receive certificates recognizing their completion of an eight class course that included both classroom and field instruction.  The Santa Barbara County residents had the opportunity to participate in a number of behind the scenes opportunities and adventures with Sheriff’s Deputies and Detectives.  Just to name a few, they participated in a virtual crime scene, examined a bomb-diffusing robot and toured the Santa Barbara County Jail.  They also observed the S.W.A.T team and K-9 Specialty Units at work.  They experienced law enforcement driving simulators and force option simulators to demonstrate the decision making processes Sheriff’s Deputies go through when deciding how to respond to different scenarios.

The purpose of the Citizens Academy is to give the public a better understanding of what the Sheriff’s Office does on daily basis to protect its citizens.  If you would like more information on the program visit our website at

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PIO Kelly Hoover

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