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Indiana Conservation Officers Offering Citizen's Academy
Updated February 23, 2016 7:09 AM | Filed under: Education
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(VINCENNES) - Indiana Conservation Officers have partnered with Vincennes University to offer a Citizen's Academy to college students and citizens who register.

Vincennes University will be awarding internship credits to college students who enroll and successfully complete the Citizens Academy.

"The courses that are offered will follow a condensed version of the training outline that is provided to Indiana Conservation Officers during their first year of being hired", said Captain Zach Mathews, Indiana DNR Law Enforcement Training Commander. "This is an opportunity for our citizens and students to participate and understand the wide variety of law enforcement that is required of our officers."

The Citizens Academy will be held at Vincennes University from June 13 through June 17, 2016. Each morning will consist of classroom activities and each afternoon will consist of practical exercises.

"Through this academy, our citizens will gain a better understanding of the profession of Conservation Law Enforcement and our college students will become better prepared candidates for our future hiring processes", said Danny L. East, DNR Law Enforcement Director.

"Vincennes University is honored to partner with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division and serve as the host site for the Citizen's Academy. This Academy will serve the dual purpose of training and educating future Conservation Law Enforcement officers and educating the citizens of Indiana about the valuable service provided by Indiana's Conservation Law Enforcement Division," said Dr. Laurel Smith, VU Provost.

To register for the Citizen's Academy go to

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