Sheriff’s department hosts annual citizen’s academy

GREENFIELD — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department is accepting applications for its annual citizens academy, a weekly class designed to give residents an inside look at what it takes to be a police officer.

The 10-week program takes participants behind the scenes of daily operations of the sheriff’s department and includes lessons from the investigations, road patrol and jail divisions.

The classes are free and open to 24 Hancock County adults. Sessions run from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday nights for nine consecutive weeks starting March 7.

Applications for the citizens’ academy can be found on the sheriff department’s website – — by clicking the “Citizens Academy” tab at the top of the page. Applications can also be collected at the sheriff’s department or mailed upon request.

All applications should be returned to the department, 123 E. Main Street, Greenfield, by March 3 at 4 p.m.

For more information, call 317-477-1147.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or