Howard Niemeier

Community Relations

Citizens Police Academy

The Bracken County Sheriff's Office will be hostin its 6th Citizen Police Academy beginning on February 3,2016 and running through
April 6, 2016. This class will meet once a week from 7-9 p.m. at the Bracken County Judicail Center. The Sheriff's Office will provide
soft drinks or water to the participants. Applications can be picked up at the Sheriff's Office, Judicial Center, Donna's Place,
or printed from our facebook page or at the link below and must be turned inno later than Friday, January 29, 2016.

The Bracken County Sheriff's Office Citizens Police Academy is a program conducted by the Sheriff and Chief Deputy for citizens and
business owners of Bracken County. The focus is on operational procedures and policies of the Sheriff's Office and criminal justice
system. The purpose of the program is to heighten awareness of law enforcement's role in the communit and the goal is increase
understanding and communication through hands on and classroom instruction.

Citizen Police Academy participants are selected through an application process. Enrollment is limited to 15 attendees to achieve a
more personal experience for the participants. Attendees will experience some of the following topics: FATS (Firearms Training
Simulator); Crime Scene Investigation; Narcotic Investigations; Court Procedures; Patrol Techniques and Procedures; and other
miscellaneous topics.

THe curriculum will consit of ten session, conducted once a week on Wednesday evenings. A ride-along with an officer on shift will
be scheduled separately (not mandatory to complete but recommended). Upon successful completion, a culmination ceremony will
be held on April 6th or 13th. Friends and family are welcome to attend.

For information, call Sheriff Howard Niemeier (859-912-2524) or Chief Deputy Robert Scott, Adcademy Coordinators,
at 606-735-3233. A message may be left at that number after hours or you can email
Sheriff Niemeier at

Applications must be returned to the Bracken County Sheriff's Office located on the Second Floor of the Bracken County Courthouse
by Friday, January 29, 2016. The application is available below for printing.

Citizens Police Academy Application

Drug Drop Box

Unsure how to dispose of those expired or unused prescription drugs that you still have in your medicine cabinet
or drawer? The Bracken County Sheriff's Office has a drug drop box that ise kept at the Sheriff's Office for
citizens to dispose of those potentially dangerous expired, unwanted and unused prescription drugs.

The box will be available during court house hours for citizens to drop off these drugs no questions asked. Prescription
drugs are one of the fastest growing drugs that are abused in the United States today.

Officials say unused medicines in home medicine cabinets are "highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse." Studies
show a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

Help protect your friends and family members by getting rid of those unwanted prescription pills that you no longer need and
to decrease the ability of family or friends to acquire these pills.

Unwanted prescription drugs can be taken to the Sheriff's Office at 116 West Miami Street in the Courthouse.