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Board will vote on dog park builder

The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen will consider a $34,459 contract next week for the construction of an off-leash dog park at Suggs Park.

Board members will vote Monday night whether to award the contract to Memphis-based Barnes and Brower Inc.

The project will consist of 1,328 linear feet of 5-foot fencing, a sidewalk and ramp to the site and a 1,092-square-foot concrete access and control area.

Board members voted 5-0 in July to relocate the off-leash area from W.C. Johnson Park to Suggs Park.

Applicants sought for Sheriff’s Citizens Academy

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for those who would like to participate in and be part of the Sheriff’s Citizens Academy.

Classes will begin Oct. 2 and run through Dec. 11.

Department presentations include Dispatch communications, Metro D.U.I, Fugitive, Courtroom Security, Crime Analysis, Crime Prevention, Jail Operations, Narcotics, Public Information and more.

The 11-week course will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8-11 a.m. Students must be at least 21 years of age, live or work in Shelby County and pass a criminal background check.

Applications will be accepted now through Sept. 30. They can be picked up at the Sheriff’s Training Academy at 993 Dovecrest Road or at Click the sitemap at the bottom of the homepage and Citizens’ Academy can be found under the Crime Prevention link.

For more information, contact 222-6099.

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