Release Date: Jun 28, 2017
Public Information Officer
Larimer County Sheriff's Office
The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the Fall Citizens Academy. The academy will start on September 12 and run through December 5. The Citizens Academy will meet from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday nights for 12 classes and one Saturday field day. There will be no class the week of Thanksgiving.
The Citizens Academy is designed to give citizens an overview of the operations of the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office. Classes covering patrol operations, investigations, crime lab, emergency management and emergency services, SWAT, bomb squad, and volunteer operations are scheduled. These classes are presented by deputies and commanders responsible for each area.
The academy also includes a tour of the Larimer County Jail and emergency communications center, a K9 demonstration, and the opportunity to ride along with a deputy. One of the highlights of the academy is the field day that includes your participation in scenarios – responding to calls involving live shooting with simulated ammunition, making simulated traffic stops, experiencing the firearms simulator, and processing a mock crime scene.
The academy is limited to 35 students and fills up fast. Visit http://www.larimersheriff.org/site-page/citizens-academy for more information and to register. The fee for the academy is $30 which covers the cost of a student tee-shirt, materials, and lunch served at the field day.