Community Briefs 9-21

Published: Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 10:27 AM.

First Citizen Law Enforcement Academy(date change)

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office will hold its first Citizen Law Enforcement Academy beginning Oct. 1. For citizens who want a truly eye opening experience about law enforcement, this is where it all starts. Participants will spend about three hours in a class room once a week for approximately 10 weeks. 

The Citizen Law Enforcement Academy is for any citizen who wishes to learn more about the field of law enforcement and the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. The class is free and 25 slots are available.  A background check will be conducted on all participants who sign-up.  To sign-up visit and click on the icon “Citizens Law Enforcement Academy.” Forms must be submitted by Sept. 19. 

Some of the topics that will be covered include: patrol procedures, arrest procedures, school resource deputies, firearm safety, crime prevention, media and public relations and a jail tour.

For more information, contact Lt Danny Garner at or 401-4580.

Pajama Drive delivers comfort to abused, neglected children

Snuggling into brand new pajamas can bring a little comfort when life gets rough. This is especially true for children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Social workers have found that a cozy pair of p.j.’s can help ease distress and promote a sense of security for children who must be separated from their families.

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