Ever wanted a better understanding of what it's like to be in law enforcement? To learn more about the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and its role in the community? To see things from a deputy's point of view?
You're in luck, and you don't even need to leave your house. Dunedin Patch editor Katie Dolac has embarked on a 12-week journey through the sheriff's Citizens Academy, a crash course for citizens, and she's taking Patch readers along for the ride.
Follow Katie's adventures as she tours the crime lab and the jail, learns defense training, meets the men and women in uniform, and more.
Here's her first-person series so far:
Check back for more updates from Katie's time at the Citizens Academy, and be sure to sign up for the free Dunedin Patch email newsletter so you won't miss them!