The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the 2016 Career Academy. The academy will take place from Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 17, 2016.

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office Career Academy is an interactive week-long introduction to the profession of Law Enforcement. The Career Academy is designed to let high school age and early college-age participants obtain a working idea as to what being a Law Enforcement officer entails.

Throughout the academy students will participate in lectures and practical exercises. Just a few of the topics will include: Sheriff’s K9’s, simmunition firearms training, emergency vehicle operations, arrest procedures, defensive tactics, investigative techniques, life-saving techniques and many other topics. Classes will be taught by veteran sheriff’s deputies who have specialized knowledge in the areas they instruct.

The academy will be held at the Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center at 1901 Lynch Road. Classes start at 8:00am and end at 3:00pm daily. There is no charge for the academy, but participation is a must.