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Spokane County Sheriff's Office's Spring Citizen's Academy needs participants

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Here is YOUR opportunity to learn what happens, ask questions and become informed regarding how these serious incidents are handled. Here is YOUR opportunity to learn what happens, ask questions and become informed regarding how these serious incidents are handled.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

If you've ever had questions about the response to officer-involved shootings, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office is offering a free Citizen's Academy in April, but they need participants or else they will have to cancel. 

Deputy Mark Gregory says as of Tuesday morning, they do not have enough participants signed up to offer the class, which are held every Monday and Wednesday night beginning April 4 and ending April 27. Classes run from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and are held at 2302 N. Waterworks St.

In the academy, citizens will have the opportunity to:

  • Ask the Deputies who have been there about these tragic incidents
  • Learn about the tools your Deputies carry, including live-fire demonstrations
  • Participate in hands-on, REALISTIC Defensive Tactics training
  • Learn about the laws that govern Criminal Procedure and which situations justify the use of lethal force.
  • Meet and hear from the investigators that make up the Spokane Investigative Regional Response (S.I.R.R.) Team: our Primary O.I.S. Investigators 

To sign up, call Deputy Chris Johnston at 509-477-2592 or send an email to crJohnston@spokanesheriff.org

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