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Residents get inside look at a day in the life of a Clark County sheriff's deputy

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Clark County residents participate in Citizen's Police Academy and learn how officers find fingerprints. Clark County residents participate in Citizen's Police Academy and learn how officers find fingerprints.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Clark County's Sheriff's Office invited the public inside to see how its deputies do their work Thursday evening.

More than two dozen people are taking part in the Citizen's Police Academy.

It's a first of its kind program for Clark County.

Participants meet once a week for nine weeks. They learn about everything from gathering evidence at a crime scene to identifying signs of abuse.

Participants also get to see the K-9 unit at work, go on ride-alongs and see demonstrations on how officers use their weapons.

"When Sheriff Noel took over, that's one of the things he wanted instilled is that the sheriff's department is transparent. We want people to know what we do. We want to be honest and if the citizens have questions about what we do, we want to answer them. And, foremost, we want to give them an idea of what we do before they even have them," said Chief Deputy Bradley Jones with the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Clark County's next Citizen's Academy is expected to take place in the fall.

The sheriff's office says the program will be announced on the Clark County Sheriff's Facebook page or their website.

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