Citizens Academy

The Citizens Academy is a partnership between the Office of the Sheriff and the citizens of the County. This cooperation allows for more transparency of day-to-day operations, and grants candidates an opportunity to get more involved in their community.

The 12-week Citizens Academy Program meets one evening per week and consists of classroom and hands-on instruction. Attendees are taught various law enforcement subjects including:

  • Crime Scene Management

  • Criminal Investigations

  • Internal Affairs

  • Patrol Operations

  • Special Operations

  • Tactical Operations

In addition to classroom lecture, attendees are partnered with a road certified patrol deputy for more hands-on instruction.