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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Ramsey County Sheriff's Department to Hold Citizen Academy

RCSO Citizen Academy January 2018

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Citizen Academy beginning in February 2018. This three week course will take participants on a behind the scenes journey of the work and activities of the Sheriff’s Office. The course will begin Tuesday, February 20 and continue through Thursday, March 8, 2018. Sessions will run each Tuesday and Thursday for three and a half hours per night, from 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

The course is designed to give citizens a better understanding of the duties, responsibilities, equipment, training and facilities of the Sheriff’s Office. Topics include patrol procedures, K-9, criminal investigations, crime scene processing, narcotics, crime prevention, and the communication center (911 system). The academy will also include the topics of court orders, civil process, criminal history, and warrants. In addition to classroom training, participants will receive tours of the patrol station, the adult detention center (jail), and other Sheriff's Office facilities.

There is no fee, the only commitment is that participants are asked to attend all six sessions. At the conclusion of the academy, graduates will receive a certificate of completion. Participants will also be offered volunteer opportunities to continue their partnership with law enforcement.

Applicants must be 18 years of age, pass a criminal history background check, and be available to attend all of the sessions. Academy size is limited.

Download the application (pdf fillable form).

To request an application via email send your request to CrimePrevention@co.ramsey.mn.us

For an application via US Mail or for additional information, call 651-266-7315.

Applications must be received by Friday, February 9, 2018.

Successful applicants will be notified via email.

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