Sheriff Ray Cross spoke today at the Optimist Club luncheon.
His topics included the Citizens Academy which began last Tuesday evening, with 20 citizens in attendance, and will continue until the 10 week course time has been completed. There will also be 3 bonus classes that will be offered to those who attend all 10 of the previous sessions. The Citizens Academy was started to give the public a “see for yourself” view into the workings of law enforcement here in the county.
Sheriff Cross also enlightened the club about the Senior C.A.R.E. Program (Caring About Resident Elderly) which has been started to ensure the safety of our elderly, homebound, or medically disabled citizens. Sheriff Cross is asking for names of those who need to receive these services and names of those willing to participate in giving of their time to check on these citizens.
The third program coming out of the Dade County Sheriff’s Office is The Explorer Program. This program is for the high school students Grades 9 through 12. Students will learn what it takes to be a law enforcement officer and will be allowed to ride along with the current officers.
If anyone has any questions regarding any of the programs implemented by the Dade County Sheriff’s Office feel free to call.