Medical Examiner’s Office tour part of 12-week program for Palm Beach County residents

The Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission will have its 44th Citizen’s Criminal Justice Academy from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays Oct. 12 through Jan. 4 at the Palm Beach County Vista Center, 2300 Jog Road, West Palm Beach.

The 12-week program is free and open to all Palm Beach County residents who want to learn more about law enforcement and the criminal justice system.

There will be lectures, tours and demonstrations given by local, state and federal law enforcement professionals. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies will also be providing sessions.

The program will feature cybercrime, homeland security and a demonstration of police body cameras as well as opportunities to see high-tech equipment.

Representatives from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Behavioral Health Institute speak to participants in the Citizen’s Criminal Justice Academy. (Rosalind Murray / Courtesy)

Additionally, tours will be conducted of the Main Detention Center, a courthouse and the Medical Examiner’s Office. Most of the program consists of lectures with interactive presentations, and there will be opportunities for questions and discussion.

The program is open to anyone 14 and older and can be used for community service hours. The program runs on consecutive Wednesdays except for the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Applications are available at The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Oct. 7.

The Criminal Justice Academy is sponsored by the Board of County Commissioners. Call 561-355-4943.

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