St. Mary’s Sheriff David D. Zylak is inviting citizens to attend the fifth Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy, which will commence on January 19th.  The academy is designed to give an inside look into our day-to-day operation.

Anyone over the age of 18 interested in attending the Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy is welcome to apply.

The free classes are held at the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters at 23150 Leonard Hall Drive in Leonardtown. The 6-week course is held on Thursdays, in 3-hour sessions. Currently, there are three academies offered each year – Winter, Spring and Fall.The next session is scheduled to begin on Thursday, January 19th, 2006 at 6:00 p.m.

Those interested can complete an application form and deliver it to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office or drop it in the mail. The application will be processed and you will be contacted when the class is scheduled to begin. Applications are accepted for all future academies as well.

Reserve your seat to learn exciting facts about the K-9 Unit, Emergency Services Team, Crime Lab, Accreditation, Uniform Patrol, Administration, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Communications/911, State’s Attorney’s Office, Parole and Probation, Community Policing and Corrections to just name a few.

To apply, obtain a Citizens Academy application from the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters Receptionist or by contacting Mary Ann Thompson, Executive Coordinator, at (301) 475-4200 ext. 1922 or email maryann_thompson@co.saint-marys.md.us.