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Posted on: February 4, 2020

'Learn with Peoria County' Spring 2020 Programs at ICC

Peoria County Government invites the public to join us for our upcoming Learn with Peoria County programming for Spring 2020 at Illinois Central College’s North Campus.

During these programs, Peoria County staff members will share knowledge in their fields of expertise, and participants will have the opportunity to interact and ask questions.

These free programs are available for adults ages 18 and older and require registration. Residents can register online at www.icc.edu/acp; by calling ICC at (309) 690-6900; in person at ICC North’s Hickory Hall (located at 5407 N. University St. in Peoria); or via the direct links below.

  • Wednesday, February 12 – 6-8 PM: People’s Law School: Cannabis FAQs
    • Instructor: Peoria County State’s Attorney Jodi Hoos
    • Join Peoria County State’s Attorney Jodi Hoos for a discussion on the legalization of recreational cannabis in the State of Illinois. State’s Attorney Hoos will discuss what you should know about the new law and how it affects previous cannabis-related arrests or charges, cannabis-related DUIs, current or future employment or drug screening, and more.
    • Direct registration link: https://bit.ly/3aLXS8C
  • Wednesday, March 4 – 6-8 PM: Understanding Law Enforcement: Use of Force, Investigative Processes, and Disciplinary Procedures
    • Instructor: Chief Deputy Doug Gaa, Peoria County Sheriff’s Office
    • Join Chief Deputy Doug Gaa of the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office for a unique look into Law Enforcement Use of Force. Learn what criteria and standards are used to determine whether the force used is reasonable, what Investigative Process are conducted involving Use of Force and Internal Investigations, how complaints against Officers are handled, and detailed procedures involving disciplinary matters.
    • Direct registration link: https://bit.ly/31eYKyr
  • Wednesday, March 11 – 1-3 PM: Personal Safety: Don’t Become a Victim
    • Instructor: Aimee Shinall, Peoria county Sheriff’s Office Victim Services Coordinator
    • The first step to avoid becoming a victim is knowing how to protect yourself and your family. This workshop will focus on the best practices in recognizing the signs of scams, abusive behavior, and other preventable crimes. Join Aimee Shinall, PCSO Victim Services Coordinator, to learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones, and what the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office does to help victims and survivors of these crimes.
    • Direct registration link: https://bit.ly/36FUzN0
  • Tuesday, March 31 - 6-8 PM: Situational Awareness: A Life Safety Skill
    • Instructor: Chief Deputy Doug Gaa, Peoria County Sheriff’s Office
    • In a world full of distractions, being situationally aware and attuned to our environment is not always at the forefront of our minds. Join Chief Deputy Doug Gaa of the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office as he walks through the importance of Situational Awareness as it applies to home, public places, suspicious activity, the behaviors of those around us, and making the safest decisions when facing a threat or issue of concern.
    • Direct registration link: https://bit.ly/2S4lcG2

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