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August 12, 2023

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Boulder County Sheriff’s Office accepting applications for upcoming Community Academy

The community academy is an opportunity to gain a better understanding of public safety agencies

Boulder County, Colo. - The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a community academy for area residents. Participants will receive information on different aspects of law enforcement and public safety in a classroom setting, as well as having several hands-on learning opportunities. This is a chance to gain a better understanding of the role a public safety agency plays in our community.

Participants will meet Thursday evenings from October 12, 2023 through March 21, 2024, with breaks for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

Some of the topics to be covered include:

  • Patrol
  • Criminal and death investigations
  • Disaster management
  • Identity theft and forensic computer investigations
  • Search and Rescue
  • Demonstrations including K9, SWAT, and bomb disposal
  • Hands-on training including defensive tactics and tactical decision making
  • Tours of the 911 Communications Center and Jail

The academy is open to residents 18 years of age or older; individuals with prior felony convictions or a misdemeanor conviction within the past year are excluded from participation. The class will be limited to 25 students. Applications must be turned into the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office by 4:00 p.m. on October 5, 2023.

There is a $30.00 fee which covers an academy polo shirt and classroom materials. Applications and additional information can be found on the Sheriff’s Office website at: boco.org/SheriffCommunityAcademy.

Questions about the community academy may be directed to academy coordinator Reserve Deputy Hershman at: dhershman@bouldercounty.org.