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(WAUSAU, Wis.) – In partnership with the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office, Northcentral Technical College (NTC) welcomed students entering 9th – 12th grade to the Youth Sheriff’s Academy. Students participated in a variety of activities during the week-long academy that ran July 15 – 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.

Sheriff's Academy Students
Youth Sheriff’s Academy participants gather at the Marathon County Jail for an overview of the facility and jail procedures.
Sheriff's Academy Student
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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Northcentral Technical College ( is north central Wisconsin's premier two-year college of choice and is a resource for all District residents. It provides individuals, organizations and businesses with quality skills training in a wide range of programs designed to build a competitive, technologically advanced workforce in today's rapidly changing global environment. NTC has seven convenient locations and three Centers of Excellence in Antigo, Medford, Merrill, Phillips, Spencer, Wausau and Wittenberg.