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Sheriff's office offers Citizen Partnership Academy


Ottawa County Sheriff Stephen J. Levorchick announced today that his office will be hosting the second Sheriff’s Citizens Partnership Academy.


According to Sheriff Levorchick, “The Citizens Partnership Academy is a great opportunity for us to interact with the community that we serve.  We don’t often get the cnance to share information with the public which enables them to see what our duties consist of.  This is such a great way for us to partner with our community.”
The Citizens Partnership Academy is a free, 10-week program that will offer information on Patrol Operations, Victims’ Rights, Sex Crimes and more.  The classes will be held on Wednesday nights from 6 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 26.  Included in the program will be a tour of the Sheriff’s Office facilities and interaction with the various divisions and specialty units. Participants will also be given an opportunity to ride along with a Deputy. Graduates of the program will get a certificate of completion at a ceremony on the last day of class.
Participants must be at least 21 years of age, complete an application, pass a criminal background check, have no felonies or violent misdemeanors and be in possession of a valid Ohio Driver’s License.
“The Citizens Partnership Academy is a great opportunity for the citizens of Ottawa County to have positive contact with law enforcement and to learn more about the day-to-day operations of our office,” according to Capt. Brad York, who will oversee the academy.
Applications may be picked up between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the Sheriff’s Administrative Lobby, or by emailing Capt. York at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Applications will then be reviewed and qualified persons will be notified one week prior to the start of the Academy. 
All sessions will be held in the Emergency Operations Center located at The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.   Dates may be adjusted due to holiday and/or emergencies.  For further information, contact Capt. Brad York at 419-734-6827.

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