Dates set for police academy

Published 10:25 pm Monday, June 18, 2007

By By Lisa Tindell – news reporter
An annual event is approaching that will allow area teens to find out more about a career in law enforcement.
The Brewton Police Academy will be held July 16-20 on the campus of Jefferson Davis Community College as well as additional sites throughout the county.
What began seven years ago as a special program for Boy Scouts in the area was opened up to allow boys and girls to participate, Sanborn said
Registration is currently underway for the event and will continue through June 22. Tuition for the Academy is $175 per person. Sanborn said several scholarships would be made available for students this year as in the past.
The largest expense is the dorm space used to house the students during the weeklong program, Sanborn said. Other large ticket expenses were the T-shirts used for the students as well as the meals.
Police officers from Brewton, Flomaton and Atmore will participate in the teaching sessions along with the Escambia County Sheriff's department officers. A variety of other agencies will be participating as well, Sanborn said.
Sanborn said other lessons and sessions held during the week would include defensive tactics, physical agility and others.
Sanborn said the sessions would be conducted by members of the staff on hand for the Academy.
Those interested in registering for the Academy, or for additional information, should call Sanborn at 867-3482 or 363-0033. Registration and information may also be attained by contact Brandy Agerton at the Brewton Police Department at 809-2802 or 867-3212.

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