El Paso County Sheriff's Office Extends Application Deadline for Fall Citizens’ Academy

September 5, 2019

The Sheriff’s Office extended the deadline for applications to the Fall Citizens’ Academy to no later than 5:00 PM on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.  There is no charge to attend the Citizens’ Academy; however, seating is limited to the first forty completed applications received. 

The Academy offer citizens a broad overview and unique insight into the various functions of the Sheriff’s Office.  Participants will learn about topics such as use of force, illegal marijuana, targeted traffic enforcement, emergency services, which includes our Wildland Fire and Search & Rescue teams, SWAT and civil process.  They will understand 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 challenges facing our detention staff.  

Due to the extension of the application deadline, the Fall Citizens’ Academy will begin on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 and will be held on Tuesday evenings, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  The Academy will be conducted over a seven-week period, culminating in a graduation ceremony on November 12, 2019. 

Those interested in attending the Citizens’ Academy can download and print an application at https://www.epcsheriffsoffice.com/sites/default/files/resources/resource... or may contact Public Information Officers, Jacqueline Kirby, at 719-520-7183 or Natalie Sosa, at 719-520-7141. 

MR 19-095