(Juneau) A new round of citizens has graduated from the Dodge County Sheriff’s Citizen Academy. The program allows residents a unique perspective of the day-to-day operations of law enforcement. During the 15-week course, participants were exposed to OWI investigations, a K9 and drone demonstrations and learned the inner workings of the dispatch center. The Dodge Country Crash Investigation Team and the Detective Division also gave their expertise. Students were giving a behind the scenes tour of the Dodge County Detentions Facility to see the differences between the jail that was constructed in 1977 and the new detention facility that was built in 2001. Academy Coordinator Sergeant Michael Willman says some members of the community do not understand how much really goes into keeping Dodge County as safe as possible. For those interested in the 2018 Sheriff’s Academy, applications will be available starting in June. Classes begin in September.
Back row (L-R): Sheriff Dale Schmidt, Mike Scheep (Beaver Dam), Robert Van Custer (Beaver Dam), Melinda Serwe (Lomira), Samantha Teeters (Mayville), Sgt. Michael Willmann
Front row (L-R): Steve Pocious (Beaver Dam), Amanda Rhode (Fox Lake), Gary Spielman (Beaver Dam), James Exner (Beaver Dam), Nikki Ricco (Beaver Dam), Heather Chavez-Scheep (Beaver Dam)