SAN DIEGO - Nearly 80 people attended the first session of the Citizens’ Academy held at the University of San Diego campus Thursday evening.
This is the first week of the free 10-week program offered by the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office to give the public a behind-the-scenes look into the DA and the agencies that work together in the county – demonstrating how our tax dollars are spent.
This first session is a general overview of all the agencies that work with the DA’s Office.
Among the speakers was San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore and Chief Deputy District Attorney David Williams spoke about the San Diego County Justice System and the collaboration of different law enforcement agencies around the county.
“The focus of the Citizens’ Academy is on the collaboration of all the agencies and our other public safety partners,” said Luis Vargas, Special Assistant to the District Attorney. “The collaborations help us do our job better because we can create task forces that are more efficient at fighting and preventing crime.”
The specific roles of each agency will be discussed throughout the next 10 weeks.
The Citizens’ Academy Spring program is currently only open to those who registered beforehand.
For more information about the Citizens’ Academy, click here.