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About The Citizen's Academy
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is proudly offering a county-wide Citizens’ Academy. The Citizens’ Academy is a 9-week informational series designed to give citizens an inside, in-depth look at the daily operations of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The academy class meets once a week for a 3 hour period. Most classes are held at the Orange County Regional Training Academy in Tustin, with a few exceptions of field trip weeks. The first 8 weeks include interactive course instruction and field trips provided by a variety of Sheriff’s Department personnel who are experts in their respective fields. The last week is a graduation celebration.
Some materials covered in the Citizen Academy are:
Basic Patrol Procedures
K-9 Unit Demonstrations
Tactical Training Center
Orange County Jail Tour
Coroner’s Office Tour
The Citizen Academy is intended for personal growth only, and does not qualify students for a career in law enforcement. A career in law enforcement requires an extensive application process and training program.
If you are at least 18 years of age and have no felony arrests and an interest in public safety, we would encourage you to take part in this community program. Applications are given priority according to the order in which they are received and first priority is given to residents in OC Sheriff’s Department contract cities. If you would like information about the Citizen Academy, please contact Community Programs and Services at (714) 647-1848.
Next Citizens’ Academy
Enrollment for Citizens’ Academy Class 4 is now open. Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2015. Applications can be downloaded here. Please complete and mail by April 30. Once the application period closes, applicants will be evaluated and put through a background check. Students for Class 4 will be contacted by May 31, 2015. Classes will run Thursday evenings from 6-9pm July 9-August 27, 2015.
Making Orange County a safe, healthy, and fulfilling place to live, work, and play, today and for generations to come, by providing outstanding, cost-effective regional public services.
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