Registration is now open for the 2020 Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Academy, to be held in the Bend office. This 6-week course is designed to give attendees an in-depth look at the different divisions of the sheriff’s office and educate the community about what the sheriff’s office is responsible for.

In addition to the classroom instruction, participants can go out on patrol ride-along and tour the Deschutes County Jail. There are also two optional Saturday sessions during the academy.

The academy is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, January 22 and will run Monday and Wednesday evenings through February, excluding President’s Day. There is no cost to attend the academy.

The deadline for receiving applications is January 10.

Interested persons can pick up an application at the main sheriff’s office in Bend at 63333 W. Highway 20, Bend, OR 97703. Additional information and an online application can be found at www.deschutes.org/sheriff. Click on “Community” then “Community Programs” and then select “Public Safety Academy.”

For more information call Lt. Joe DeLuca at 541-312-6020.