DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WZDX) - 15 people have graduated from the 2013 Sheriff's Citizens Academy fall session in DeKalb County.
The instructional classes cover everything from the administration operations of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office to management of the jail. Classes were taught by staff instructors as well as guests who have special knowledge in their fields. Participants even take part in a ride-a-long program.
"We are always glad to have people show interest in what we do here at the Sheriff's Office. These people commit their time to this program and we enjoy letting them see for themselves what we do, how we do it, and why some things can't be done. All of these graduates go back to their respective communities and let other people know the rules we must abide by. They also help us out in the form of community watch because they have a better knowledge of what to look for," said Sheriff Jimmy Harris.
Back row from left to right: Chief Michael Edmondson, Commander Wade Hill, and Stanley Hollingsworth. Middle row from left to right: Paul Greene, William Tyler Dalton, Patrick Gifford, Sheriff Jimmy Harris, Billy Whitt Sr., Bennett Browder, and Frank DeWayne Kelly. Front row from left to right: Shannon St.John, Anita Ivey Flynn, Tena Cryer, Linda Patterson, Toni Mahoney, Marilyn Genelin, Zanna Patterson, and Carisa Butler. Not pictured is Lynn Eason