Barnstable County Sheriff James M. Cummings has set Monday, May 8th, for opening night of his annual Citizens Sheriff’s Academy. Space is limited and enrollment is first come - first served. Classes will be held at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility in Bourne.
The 2-hour sessions will meet on consecutive Monday nights, starting at 6:00 P.M. They will run for six weeks, bringing the final day of class to June 19th. “The biggest part of our job is running a house of correction and jail,” Sheriff James M. Cummings pointed out. “But our mission is a lot more varied than that. This is a great opportunity for interested citizens to see exactly how we go about our business to serve and protect the people of Cape Cod.”
Besides touring the recently accredited 13 year-old correctional facility, current home to approximately 400 inmates, academy attendees will see how K-9 teams detect drugs; observe Sheriff’s criminal investigators using today’s technology to help solve crimes; inspect the Emergency Communications Center, a mobile van that can take and send messages from the site of major ongoing incidents; and much more.
Those interested should log onto the Sheriff’s website at: http://www.bsheriff.net/sheriffscitizens.html
You will be able to click on and download an application form as well as a liability release and background-check paperwork. All applications should be mailed to BCCF, 6000 Sheriff’s Place, Bourne, MA. 02532.
If you have any questions about the academy, please call Shaun Cahill at (508) 375-6121 or email him at [email protected]