Sheriff to hold law enforcement course Feb. 3

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. - The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for its Citizens' Law Enforcement Academy.

The academy is a free 10-week course that meets 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on consecutive Mondays, starting Feb. 3. It is open to all Forsyth County residents, employees and business owners.

The academy provides students with hands-on training and law enforcement knowledge in a friendly environment.

The course is run by the sheriff's office and closely follows the actual hands-on training deputies undergo. All instructors in this program are Forsyth County Sheriff's employees.

Topics include Constitutional law, conducting traffic stops, judgmental use of force, K9 and S.W.A.T. demonstrations and ride-alongs with deputies.

The goal is to build a closer bond with the citizens and business owners of Forsyth County through communication and education.

The application can be downloaded at www.forsythsheriff.org/files/CLEA%20Application.pdf and should be mailed to Deputy Henry Plager at 475 Tribble Gap Road, Suite 200, Cumming, Ga. 30040.

For more, contact Plager at 678-513-5880.