Youth Citizen's Academy

 

Overview
The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office's Youth Citizen's Academy will provide youth ages 14-18 with an inside look at local law enforcement. The five day academy is designed to give young people the opportunity to learn about the Sheriff’s Office, its operations and gain knowledge and understanding of the functions and responsibilities of providing law enforcement services in Sonoma County.


During the academy, students will tour the Main Office and Main Adult Detention Facility, learn about Sheriff’s Office policies and procedures, communications, basic criminal law, the correctional system, specialty and investigation units, careers in law enforcement, and much more!


Academy classes are taught by Sheriff Office management and veteran personnel. Participants will have the opportunity to meet the Sheriff and many staff members. They are encouraged to ask questions and be actively involved in each presentation.


The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office hopes there will be a greater awareness and understanding of law enforcement's role in the community through the education provided by the Youth Academy.

 

Academy Schedule
The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office offers one class each summer. The length of each academy is five days, Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM every day.  Classes are held at the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office main building located at 2796 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa.

 

Participant Requirements
Potential candidates for the Youth Academy must meet the following criteria:

  • Be between the ages of 14-18 years (18 year olds must be entering 2014-15 senior year of high school)
  • Must live or go to school in Sonoma County
  • No prior felony or misdemeanor convictions
  • Any of the above listed requirements may be waived upon review and approval of the Sheriff



Limited Class Space
Enrollment is limited to approximately 20 students per academy.  Once the class is filled, remaining applicants will be placed on a waiting list.

 

Accepted applicants will be notified approximately 2-3 weeks prior to the start of class.

 

THE SHERIFFS OFFICE YOUTH CITIZENS ACADEMY IS CURRENTLY FULL. PLEASE CHECK BACK WITH US NEXT SPRING FOR INFORMATION ON THE SUMMER 2015 PROGRAM.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST.

 

For more information:
CSO Jennifer Abrao at 565-7398 or Jennifer.Abrao@sonoma-county.org

 

 

Citizen's Academy

 

Overview
The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office's Citizen's Academy will provide citizens with an inside look at local law enforcement. The eight week academy is designed to give citizens an overview of our office policies and procedures. The curriculum and teaching methods are similar to the traditional police academy, but the weekly sessions are not designed to make the participant a deputy sheriff.


During the academy, students will learn about police ethics, communications, drug enforcement and education, criminal law, the correctional system and all of our investigation units including: CSI, Coroner, Violent Crimes, Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault, Narcotics, Intelligence Unit and more.


Academy classes are taught by sheriff's executives and veteran personnel. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with the Sheriff and staff members. They are encouraged to ask questions and to express their concerns to Sheriff's employees. The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office hopes there will be a greater awareness and understanding of law enforcement's role in the community through the education provided by the Citizen's Academy.

 

Academy Schedule
The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office offers Spring and Fall sessions of the Citizen's Academy. The length of each academy is nine weeks. Classes meet Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office main building, 2796 Ventura Ave., Santa Rosa.

 

Participant Requirements
Potential Candidates for the citizen's academy must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • Community members must live or work in Sonoma County
  • No prior felony convictions
  • No misdemeanor arrests within the last twelve months
  • Any of the above listed requirements may be waived upon review and approval of the Sheriff




Limited Classes
Members of civic groups or community organizations are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be placed on a waiting list. Enrollment is limited to approximately twenty five students per academy.


For more information
please call the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
CSO Jennifer Abrao at 565-7398

 

WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE SONOMA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CITIZENS ACADEMY FALL SESSION. YOU MAY SUBMIT AN APPLICATION AT ANYTIME TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST FOR THE NEXT CLASS. PLEASE CHECK BACK WITH US AT A LATER DATE FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE SPRING 2015 PROGRAM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST.


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