The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Citizen Academy in January 2019. 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 15 and continue through Thursday, January 31, 2019. 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), County Courthouse, and other Sheriff's Office facilities.
There is no fee, the only commitment is that participants are asked to attend all six sessions. After 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 given to those available to attend all the sessions. Academy size is limited.
Download the application (pdf fillable form). To request an application via email, send your request to CrimePrevention@co.ramsey.mn.us Via US Mail or for additional information, call 651-266-7315.
Application deadline has been extended to December 28.
For more information, visit the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office website.