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Posted on: November 2, 2017

Ramsey County Sheriff's Office Citizen Academy

The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office is hosting a Citizen Academy in January 2018. This three-week six-session 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 9 and continue through Thursday, January 25. Sessions will run each Tuesday and Thursday for three and a half hours per night, from 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM. 


The course is designed to give 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, the only commitment is that participants are asked to attend 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 be available to attend all of the sessions. Academy size is limited. To request an application via email, send your request to CrimePrevention@co.ramsey.mn.us. For additional information, call 651.266.7315. Applications must be received by December 12, 2017.

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