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High school students complete Youth Sheriff’s Academy

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WAUSAU – Marathon County Sheriff’s Department and Northcentral Technical College recently held the Youth Sheriff’s Academy.

Students entering grades nine through 12 participated in a variety of activities during the week-long academy that ran July 15 through July 19. Activities included department operations, field training and bomb squad operations. Participants also visited the Marathon County Courthouse for an overview of the legal process and jail procedures.

Photo courtesy NTC. A Youth Sheriff’s Academy participant attempts to maneuver while wearing the personal protective equipment that is worn during bomb squad operations. 

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