Boy, when I was a kid (Li'l Man o' Law) I wish they would've had something like this for me to go to.
Do they get badges?
I wonder if they'll take me now?
The Comal County Sheriff’s Office is extending the date for children 9 to 11 years old to join the Junior Deputy Academy.
The CCSO announced its first Junior Deputy Academy Program starting this summer. The program will give children a chance to interact with sheriff’s deputies and learn from positive role models, CCSO Cpl. Tim Kolbe said.
CCSO Sgt. Rick Cardenas said the date for applications was extended until June 4.
“We’re filling these spots quickly,” Cardenas said. “We just wanted to let people know they still have time to get their kids signed up.”
He said officials are expecting at least 50 kids to sign up.
Deputies will introduce the children to different aspects of the CCSO, including patrol, SWAT, crisis negotiations, honor guard, criminal investigations, crime prevention and narcotics and drug awareness, Kolbe said.
The first academy session is from June 8 to 12 at Church Hill Middle School. The second is from June 22 to 26 at Bill Brown Elementary School. Both academies are half-day and free of charge.
For information or to get an application, call Cardenas or Kolbe at (830) 643-5846 or (830) 643-5841. All applications must be completed by June 4.