The Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission will host its 24th annual Citizen’s Justice Academy in the new year. The 10-week program begins on Thursday, Jan. 10 and runs 10 consecutive Thursdays through March 14, 2013 in the evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. This exciting program is open to Palm Beach County residents who wish to learn more about the criminal justice system. The program is free.
Citizens can expect to learn about local law enforcement including the Sheriff’s Special Operations. Citizens will tour the Main Detention Center, the courthouse and Medical Examiner’s office. Most of the program consists of classroom-style lectures with interactive presenters and plenty of time for questions and answers. Lectures will be provided by local, state and federal law enforcement.
The first month of classes will be held at the West Palm Beach Police Department, 600 Banyan Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 in the first floor Community Room. Other classes will be held in different locations in the West Palm Beach area.
Due to space limitations, the program is limited to the first 50 who enroll. The program provides an opportunity for anyone to learn about the criminal justice system and also speak with experts. The program is sponsored by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners as a service to county residents.
For more information, and for registration, visit www.pbcgov.org/criminaljustice Registration closes on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 at 5 p.m. Please call 561-355-4943 for more information on registration or classes.