Vinton County Citizen’s Academy is well under way and is in fact approaching completion for the first cohort in November. Throughout the twelve week course, Sheriff Shawn Justice and EMA Director Jayson Potts have pulled together a dynamic education plan to provide a comprehensive training of community happenings involving emergencies, disasters, crime trends and first response incidents. The classes have provided education of traffic stops, crime scenes and investigation, drugs in Vinton County, arrest procedures, fire safety and responding to fires, emergency medical services, self defense and public records accessability. These are to name but a few of the courses provided.
Students have engaged in hands on training to gain knowledge of day to day happenings of law enforcement officers, fire fighters, EMS personnel and learn how they can aid in the capacity of a volunteer.
As we approach the graduation of Citizen’s Academy Cohort 1, Vinton County Crime Watch would like to express their continued support in this initiatve and gratitude for these departments volunteering their time, efforts and expertise to promote community awareness and involvement within Vinton County. If you have interest in participating in this program or would like information about the application process, contact the Sheriff’s Office at 740-596-5242. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive more information.