Citizens Academy


By Staff Reports

(Apple Valley)– Apple Valley and Hesperia Sheriff’s Stations will be hosting the Winter 2014 Citizens Academy at the Town of Apple Valley Conference Center. The academy objective is to provide citizens with useful information that will assist them in making their home, neighborhood and community a safer place to live and work.

The academy will be comprised of the following topics:

  • Department overview and history
  • Introduction to law and citations
  • How a 911 call is processed and prioritized
  • How to recognize and report a suspicious person or vehicle
  • Being a good witness-how to be the eyes and ears for law enforcement
  • Target hardening-burglary and crime prevention techniques
  • Drug recognition
  • Gang Recognition, graffiti and fraud


  • Tour of dispatch
  • Lifting latent prints

The academy will take place on the 4th and 5th of February from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. both nights.  Apple Valley and Hesperia residents wanting to secure a seat in this class should contact:

Karen Hunt                                  Sue Rose

Crime Prevention Officer          PIO/Crime Prevention Officer

Apple Valley Station                 Hesperia Station

760-240-7400 x7457                760-947-1549            

JOHN MCMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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