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Kids Fishing Rodeo

Come out and bring your kids to our annual Kids Fishing Rodeo is coming up on Saturday, June 18th from 6 am - 12:00 noon for kids between the ages of 6-12 years. Kids only need to bring their bait and tackle. We provide the snacks, drinks and fun! The annual event is held in the same location: Montgomery County Ponds, 7 miles south of the Southern Boulevard on Highway 231 South (across from Meriwether Road-next to the new Sweet Creek Farm Market). Please remember this event is for the kids and no adult fishing will be allowed.

For more information, please contact 832-1339.

Sheriff Cunningham and staff look forward to seeing you June 18th!

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2016 Citizens Academy

We have a lot going on at the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office! I would like to congratulate our 11 graduates from our 1st session of the 2016 Citizens Academy! We will have another Citizens Academy starting in September so please keep checking our website www.MontgomerySheriff.com for details on enrollment.

Summer time is upon us and kids will be out of school. Now is the time to remember the Sheriff's Office offers vacation security home checks to Montgomery County residents. All you need to do is call 832-2578 during the hours of 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday and answer a few questions or call our non-emergency Dispatch number after hours at 832-1328.

Helpful tips to remember while you are preparing for vacation:

• Cancel your mail service with your post office

• Stop your newspaper-extra newspapers in your driveway lets people know you are not at home

• Notify trusting neighbors that you are leaving so they can monitor any activity at your residence

ALWAYS HAVE A PLAN OF ACTION

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Show-n-Tell Camp

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for our Show-N-Tell summer camp for youths who are interested and serious about camp enrichment. It is not a disciplinary camp but a way of bonding with our youth to promote positive interaction. Camp will last for 1 week and is totally free for boys and girls between the ages of 9-11. It will be held on August 1-5, 2016. We will be going to Camp Chandler in Wetumpka, Alabama and will be bused from Montgomery to the camp. Applications can be obtained by coming to the Sheriff's Office at 100 South Lawrence Street or the Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility (County Jail) located at 250 South McDonough Street, by fax (334) 832-7113 or by email LisaCrenshaw@mc-ala.org. If you need additional information concerning the camp, please call 832-1339. The Sheriff's Office will accept the first 100 approved applications.

Requirements:

MONTGOMERY COUNTY RESIDENT

MUST BE BETWEEN 9-11 YEARS OLD

PROVIDE BIRTH CERTIFICATE

**DEADLINE TO TURN IN YOUR APPLICATION IS FRIDAY, JULY 1ST**

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Courtney Ward's Basketball Camp

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is proud of their own. Courtney Ward is not only a Deputy with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, she is also the head coach of the girls' basketball team at Sidney Lanier High School. She gained experience from playing basketball during high school at Jefferson Davis High School and during her college years at Florida State University. Deputy Ward has been named 2016 ACC Women's Basketball Legend. As a former Florida State Women's Basketball point guard, Courtney has been named FSU's representative for the 12th annual ACC Women's Basketball Legends Class.

Deputy Ward will be hosting a Basketball Camp this summer at Sidney Lanier High School, June 6th – 10th for boys and girls ages 4 – 14 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. The cost is $50.00 for ages 4-8 and $65.00 for ages 9–14. We know that parents are looking for good programs for their children during the summer months and we would like for them to take advantage of a great basketball tutorial program. This will not only help keep the children occupied but will also give them the knowledge and skills of basketball which will be a great asset for the community.

Thank you for your continued support of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and our staff!

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Employee Recognition

Major Jon Briggs

We would like to recognize Major Jon Briggs from our agency for recently graduating from the 32nd Leadership Montgomery class. Major Briggs has been with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office since 1995 and successfully made his journey to the rank of Major last year. Graduating from Leadership Montgomery is just another positive representation you have on Montgomery County and their citizens. Congratulations, Major! For a full bio on Major Jon Briggs: http://www2.mc-ala.org/mcso/about/Pages/JBriggs.aspx

Sheriff Cunningham

Sheriff Cunningham received the 2016 Legacy Award presented by Leadership Montgomery. This award is given to a deserving Leadership Montgomery member that is "keeping up" with the vision of the founding fathers of Leadership Montgomery, Mr. George Goodwyn, Mr. Lanny Crane, Mr. Mike Jenkins and Mr. Solomon Seay, through continued hard work and success in the community. Congratulations Sheriff on a well-deserved honor!

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Firearms Familiarization Course

There are still slots available for our June 11th, Firearms Familiarization Course! Sign up now and learn how to protect yourself! We know that learning how to protect yourself is very important in today's world. Our course is held one Saturday a month and has been scheduled for the following dates:

Saturday, June 11th • Saturday, July 9th • Saturday, August 13th • Saturday, September 24th • Saturday, November 12th

The class is held at our Firing Range and lasts all day and is FREE to Montgomery County citizens! The morning session is classroom instruction on firearm safety and firearm laws. The afternoon session allows citizens to practice shooting on our Firing Range for the remainder of the class. All classes are under the instruction of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Range Master.

Course Requirements:

• Montgomery County Citizen

• Obtain a Montgomery County Pistol Permit (prior to the course date)

• Complete an Application for the Course

Pistol Permit Questions? 334.832.1335 or 334.832.1337

Course Questions or to Obtain an Application? LisaCrenshaw@mc-ala.org or 334.832.1339

Your safety is our primary concern; therefore, we ask that you do not bring children to this class.

 

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