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6/6/2018 - BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY SHERIFF'S YOUTH ACADEMY OFF TO A GREAT START - Click here to print this information

The Bartholomew County Sheriff's Youth Academy 2018 is underway. From what we are
hearing, kids are having a great time.
114 Bartholomew County kids registered for the Academy this year.

"This Academy, designed by law enforcement professionals, provides your child(ren) with a real understanding of the law enforcement experience. This unique opportunity has allowed our young participants to focus on strengthening their life skills of self-respect, respect of others, teamwork, and commitment to ones goals. I hope the hands-on, interactive educational activities, as well as the physical training activities, will be most beneficial to your child(ren),"
said Bartholomew County Sheriff Matthew A. Myers.

The Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office implemented the Sheriff's Youth Academy in 2015 - during the first year of the Myers administration. Since, hundreds of local kids have participated in the Academy.

The Sheriff's Youth Academy is made possible by the generosity and contributions of the
following sponsors:
-American Legion Post 24
-Atons Self Storage of Columbus
-CERAland Park
-Friends of Matt Myers
-Fraternal Order of Police, Earl Brown Lodge 89
-Jimmy Johns
-Little Caesars Pizza
-Moose Lodge 398
-QMix 107.3 Radio
-Sullivan Sign Company
-Timberline Restoration
-Tony London Co.
-White Castle

Participating agencies include: Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office, Columbus Police
Department, Indiana State Police, Indiana Conservation Officers, Indiana State Excise,
Bartholomew County Emergency Management and Homeland Security.

A graduation ceremony will be held at CERAland Gym on Friday, June 8, 3:30 pm.

Photos: DNR's Sammy the Robot presentation and, during Boating Safety classes, attendees got a ride in BCSO's Airboat.

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