Looking for a great opportunity to be a part of something amazing.  Have you always found police work interesting or did you always want to be involved in law enforcement?  Here's your chance to be a part of something helpful to our community.  The Citizen Academy. 

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Citizen Academy is a 12 week program.  The following curriculum will be taught during the 12 week class.

Week 1 - Overview of the Sheriff’s Office
Week 2 - Patrol Procedures
Week 3 - Patrol Procedures Part II
Week 4 - Jail Procedures and Tour
Week 5 - Criminal Investigations/Narcotics Enforcement
Week 6 - Crime Scene Investigation
Week 7 - CPR Training
Week 8 - Dispatch/Communications 911/Warrants
Week 9 - Justice of the Peace/Crime Prevention
Week 10 - Firearms Safety/Training
Week 11 - Overview of the Criminal Justice System
Week 12 - Graduation

Classes begin on March 22nd, and will be held every Tuesday from 6-9pm for 12 weeks.

Qualifications to take the class include:

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must reside in Randall County
  • Applicant must agree to a background check
  • Must have no criminal record
  • Classes are limited to 30 candidates
  • There is no fee for the Academy
  • The Sheriff will make the final selection of Academy participants

Classes fill up quickly.  If you are interested in being a part of the Citizen Academy, call Sgt. Mike Mezger at 806-468-5880 for more information or for an application.

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