Placer County Sheriff Department to hold Community Awareness Academy |

Placer County Sheriff Department to hold Community Awareness Academy

The Placer County Sheriff Departmentand#8217;s Lake Tahoe Station is presenting a 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 each Wednesday evening, beginning April 14 and ending May 12. Participants will hear from members of the departmentand#8217;s special units and take and#8220;field tripsand#8221; to the Placer County Jail and morgue, as well as the 911-dispatch center.

Classes will be held in the conference room at Placer County Sheriffand#8217;s Department-Tahoe City Station, located at 2501 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Classes begin at 6 p.m. and finish at approximately 8 p.m. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call Community Services Officer Melinda Maehler at (530) 581-6382 or e-mail

The academy will kick off with a welcome by sheriffand#8217;s administrators and an overview of how the department works.

On subsequent nights, the marine unit, Search and Rescue, Investigations, hostage negotiators, the K-9 unit and the drug task force teams, will make presentations.

The academy is intended to provide the citizens of Placer County with an overview of the departmentand#8217;s functions, policies and procedures, as well as getting them involved in the community. The goal of the academy is to provide a greater awareness and understanding of law enforcementand#8217;s role in the community.