2024 Spring Citizens Academy Applications Open 

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The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the Spring 2024 Citizens Academy. 

The academy will start on February 13 and run through May 14. Classes will meet from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on  Tuesday nights for 12 classes and one Saturday field day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. No classes are scheduled for the week/s of spring break. 

The academy is designed to give community members an overview of the operations of LCSO. After kicking off with an introduction to the Sheriff and his command staff, topics and demonstrations include: 

  • Patrol Operations 
  • K9 Program 
  • Bomb Squad/Terrorism 
  • Major Case Investigations 
  • Crime Scene Investigation  
  • Wildland Firefighting 
  • Search and Rescue/Dive Rescue  
  • SWAT/AHCR and Hostage Negotiations 
  • Dispatch 
  • School Resource Officers 
  • Mental Health Co-Responder Program  
  • Drug Task Force  
  • Jail Operations and Programs 

The topics are presented by deputies, commanders, and professional staff leaders responsible for each area. One of the highlights of the academy is field day, during which students will participate in live scenarios. The scenarios include responding to calls involving live shooting with simulated ammunition, making traffic stops, building searches, and processing a mock crime scene. 

The academy’s capacity is limited and fills up fast. Visit larimer.gov/sheriff for more information and to register. All applicants must be at least 18 years old and a resident or business owner in Larimer County. The fee for the academy is $30, which covers the cost of a  student t-shirt, materials, and lunch served on field day.

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