The Junior Deputy Sheriff’s Academy has been implemented by the Deputies and Staff at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office to positively impact the lives of our young people as they transition to adulthood. We recognize our youth are the future leaders of tomorrow and we in law enforcement have an opportunity to influence behavior that can assist with that success. Time invested now by law enforcement officers with our young people can pay big dividends for the future. This is another effort on our part of investing in the future of our youth here in Morgan County.
Children between the ages of 8 and 12 are ideal candidates for the Junior Deputy Academy Program. These children have reached the age of reason, but have not yet taken on the behavior of the adolescent. The lessons learned at this age will give them a tremendous amount of knowledge, which will help sustain them as they meet the serious challenges of their teen years.
Your child’s safety is a paramount concern for you. This program introduces children to all types of safety issues to prepare each child for the many dangers, which occur every day in our modern world.
Your child will meet many different Sheriff’s Deputies and public service personnel during this program. This serves to provide positive role models and a sense of security in the world away from mom and dad. Your child will also learn respect for our laws, as well as explanations of the law as it relates to order in our society.