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Pinal County Attorney's Office Opens its Doors: Invites Public to Citizens Academy


The Pinal County Attorney's Office (PCAO) is rolling out a unique learning opportunity for the residents of San Tan Valley and the surrounding areas. With the aim of fostering transparency and community involvement, PCAO is inviting the public to its second Citizens Academy of the year, scheduled for Saturday, October 21, 2023.

Unveiling Justice System Dynamics
The day-long, immersive event is designed for anyone interested in acquiring deeper insights into the operational dynamics of the criminal justice system - from arrest to sentencing. The Academy promises its participants an engaging, educational, and interactive exploration of how justice is meticulously served in Pinal County.

Walk Through Real Cases
Participants will enjoy a privileged view of the inner workings of the PCAO, reviewing evidence from various cases that have been prosecuted by the office. This hands-on approach will provide a unique understanding of the meticulous process and careful considerations involved in making charging decisions.

Experience Law Enforcement Challenges
One of the day's highlights includes access to a shooting simulator. This innovative tool offers attendees a rare glimpse into the challenging scenarios faced daily by law enforcement officers, providing a more nuanced understanding of decision-making under pressure.

Tour the County Jail
Concluding the day with a guided tour of the county jail, participants will gain a comprehensive perspective on the criminal case journey, starting with arrest and culminating in sentencing.

Who Should Attend?
The Citizens Academy is open to a wide audience, including but not limited to:

  • Private citizens interested in the justice system
  • Neighborhood watch and community groups
  • Educators and students
  • Business professionals and civic groups
  • Public sector employees and elected officials

The event serves not only as a valuable educational session but also as a vibrant networking platform for individuals considering careers in legal, civic, or law enforcement fields.

Session Details
  • Date: Saturday, October 21st, 2023
  • Time: 8:45 am to 4 pm
  • Location: 971 N. Jason Lopez Circle
  • Note: Lunch will be provided. Weapons are strictly prohibited.

Secure Your Spot
With limited availability, interested participants are encouraged to secure their spot promptly. Registration is accessible through a brief application available on the PCAO's official website.

Unprecedented Learning Opportunity
This Citizens Academy presents an unparalleled opportunity for the community to demystify the intricacies of the criminal justice system, appreciate the commendable work undertaken by the PCAO, and deepen their understanding of the pivotal role of justice in society.

For more information and to register for the event, click here. Don't miss out on this opportunity to engage with, learn from, and understand the guardians of justice in Pinal County.
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