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Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office resuming its Public Safety Academy

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Gallatin County, Montana – Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office is resuming its Public Safety Academy after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

For eight weeks, people will be able to experience what it’s like to make a traffic stop and participate in a mock drug buy.

The public will also be educated on the inner workings of the 9-1-1 system as well as K9 units. Participants will get a first-hand look at what it takes to initiate a Search and Rescue operation.

Sheriff Dan Springer believes that this is an excellent method for the community to witness the work that the Sheriff’s Office does on a daily basis, as well as for the Sheriff’s Office and the community to create connections.

According to Sheriff Springer, “It’s really an opportunity for the [community] to learn what it is that their tax dollars do for them; they are the ones that fund all that we do, and it’s kind of an opportunity for them to see behind that curtain.”

The deadline to register for this year’s academy is Tuesday, March 29 at midnight. Classes will resume on April 6 and will be held on Wednesday evenings. They are completely free. Anyone living in Gallatin County who is 18 years old or older is welcome to attend the academy.

To register, please contact Erin Metzger by email at erin.metzger@gallatin.mt.gov or by phone at 406-582-2066.

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