The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications. The Citizens' Academy will begin on Tuesday, September 5th, 2023, and will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. The Academy will be conducted over four weeks, two days a week, culminating in a graduation ceremony on Thursday, September 28th.
Participants will be given a broad overview and unique insight into the various functions of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. Participants will learn about topics such as the use of force, illegal marijuana, targeted traffic enforcement, emergency services (which includes our Wildland Fire and Search & Rescue), SWAT, K9 training, jail operations, and civil process.
Throughout the course, participants will learn the intricacies of a criminal investigation as detectives take them through the investigative process. A tour of the El Paso County Jail will be conducted to demonstrate the unique challenges our detentions staff face.
Those interested in attending the Citizens' Academy can download and print an application from the Sheriff's Office website or contact the Community Affairs team at [email protected] to request an application.
There is no charge to attend the Citizens' Academy; however, applicants must pass a standard background check, and seating will be limited to the first 40 completed applications received.
Applications must be returned no later than 4:30 PM on July 31st, 2023.