2011 Citizens Academy
Release Date: Jul 28, 2011
Larimer County Sheriff's Office
John Schulz, Public Information Officer
The Larimer County Sheriff's Office has scheduled its annual Citizens Academy for September 8, 2011 through December 8, 2011. The weekly class, held in the evening, is limited in size to 35 participants on a first come-first served basis. The deadline for applications is August 22, 2011. There is a $20 fee to cover the cost of an academy tee shirt and lunch during the field day.
The Citizens Academy is designed to give citizens an overview of the operations of the Larimer County Sheriff's Office. Sessions covering patrol operations, investigations, crime lab, emergency management and emergency services, SWAT and other special units, and volunteer operations are scheduled. These sessions are presented by the deputies and commanders responsible for each area.
In addition, the academy includes a tour of the jail, a look at the emergency communications center, a K-9 demonstration and the opportunity to ride along with a deputy. One of the highlights is a field day where citizens will participate in live scenarios responding to calls which includes live shooting with simulated ammunition, making a simulated traffic stop, and processing a crime scene for evidence.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
1) 18 years of age
2) no felony convictions
3) no misdemeanor arrests within one year of the start of the academy.
4) must be a resident or business owner in Larimer County
5) Applicants are expected to make a personal commitment to attend all classes