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Sheriff’s Office to hold Citizen Academy

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Citizen Academy in January 2019. This three-week course will take participants on a behind the scenes journey of the work and activities of the Sheriff’s Office. The course will begin Tuesday, January 15 and continue through Thursday, January 31. Sessions will run each Tuesday and Thursday from 6 - 9:30 p.m.

The Sheriff’s Office has held Citizen Academies since 1996. The Academy is taught by front-line employees to provide citizens a better understanding of the duties, responsibilities, equipment, training and facilities of the Sheriff’s Office. Topics include patrol procedures, K-9, criminal investigations, crime scene processing, narcotics, crime prevention, and the communication center (911 system). The academy will also include the topics of court orders, civil process, criminal history, and warrants. In addition to classroom training, participants will receive tours of the patrol station, the adult detention center (jail), and other Sheriff's Office facilities.

There is no fee, but participants are asked to commit to attending all six sessions. At the conclusion of the academy, graduates will receive a certificate of completion. Participants will also be offered volunteer opportunities to continue their partnership with law enforcement.

Applicants must be 18 years of age, pass a criminal history background check, and preference is given to those available to attend all the sessions. Academy size is limited.


Applications must be received by Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

Download the PDF application 

Successful applicants will be notified via email.

Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 2:53 p.m.