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August 16, 2017

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Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Citizens’ Academy Accepting Applications

The citizens' academy is an opportunity to gain a better understanding of what law enforcement does

Boulder County, Colo. - The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office
will be hosting a 23-week citizens’ academy for area residents. Participants
will receive information on different aspects of law enforcement work in a
class room setting, as well as having several hands-on learning opportunities.
This is a chance to gain a better understanding of the role law enforcement
plays in our community.

Participants will meet Thursday evenings from September 28,
2017 through March 8, 2018, with breaks for the Thanksgiving and Christmas

Some of the topics to be covered include:

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

The academy is open to citizens 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 September 13, 2017.

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.

Questions about the citizens’ academy may be directed to
Commander Kevin Parker at 303-441-3624 or Reserve Deputy Dan Hershman.

2016 Citizens Academy