Applications Now Being Taken for Spanish Speaking Citizens' Academy

February 2, 2018

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office (EPSO) and the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) are now accepting applications for our Spring Spanish Speaking Citizens’ Academy.

The Academy will begin on Thursday, March 8, 2018, and will be held every Thursday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  There will be eight sessions, culminating in a graduation ceremony on Thursday, April 26, 2018. 

The Academy will offer participants a broad overview and unique insight into the various functions of the Sheriff’s Office and the Colorado Springs Police Department.  Applicants will have the opportunity to participate in a tour and demonstration-based Academy to observe firsthand the variety of duties managed by law enforcement.  Examples include a tour of the Criminal Justice Center, Court House, Evidence Facility, Crime Lab, and the Dispatch Center. 

The tours are an opportunity for citizens to learn about the challenges faced by law enforcement.  Additionally, participants will learn about use of force, traffic laws, and vice and narcotics operations. 

Those interested in attending the Spanish Citizens’ Academy may download and print an application at or, or you may contact EPSO Community Relations at 719-520-7162 or CSPD Community Relations at 719-444-7410 to request an application. 

There is no charge to attend the Spanish Speaking Citizens’ Academy; however, seating will be limited to the first 30 completed applications received.  Applications must be returned no later than 5:00 PM on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

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