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Sign up for North Tahoe Community Awareness Academy

Sun staff report

TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; The Placer County Sheriff Officeand#8217;s Lake Tahoe Station is presenting its Community Awareness Academy, which offers an inside look at the law enforcement agency.

Attendees are asked to attend all five classes, which will cover a different topic. Classes are on Wednesday evenings, from 6-8 p.m., beginning March 7 through April 11. Class will not be held April 4.

Classes will be held in the conference room at the sheriffand#8217;s Tahoe City station, located at 2501 North Lake Blvd., and at North Tahoe High School. Seats are limited and reservations are required.

The academy will kick off with a welcome by sheriffand#8217;s administrators and an overview of how the department works. On subsequent nights, air operations, Search and Rescue, investigations, hostage negotiators, the K-9 unit and the SWAT team will make presentations.

The academy provides the citizens of Placer County with an overview of the Sheriff Departmentand#8217;s functions, policies and procedures, as well as getting them involved in the community.

To reserve a spot, please contact the Administration Secretary Kelly Hernandez at 530-581-6389. For information, call Community Services Officer Melinda Maehler at 530-581-6382 or e-mail mmaehler@placer.ca.gov.