Sign up for Larimer County Sheriff's Citizens Academy

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office has scheduled the spring session of its Citizens Academy for March 27 through June 19.

The Citizens Academy is designed to give citizens an overview of the operations of the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office. Sessions covering patrol operations, investigations, crime lab, emergency management and emergency services, SWAT and other special units, and volunteer operations are scheduled. These sessions are presented by the deputies and captains responsible for each area.

The weekly class, held in the evening, is limited to 35 participants on a first come-first served basis. The deadline for applications is March 16. There is a $25 fee to cover the cost of an academy tee-shirt and lunch during the field day.

A second session of the Citizen’s Academy was added this year to meet the demand for this popular event. In addition to adding the second session, the academy is also creating an alumni association which will assist with the academy as well as other activities at the sheriff’s office.

The academy also includes a tour of the jail, a look at the emergency communications center, a K-9 demonstration and the opportunity to ride along with a deputy. One of the highlights is a field day where citizens will participate in live scenarios responding to calls which includes live shooting with simulated ammunition, making a simulated traffic stop, and processing a crime scene for evidence.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

• 18 years of age
• No felony convictions
• No misdemeanor arrests within one year of the start of the academy
• Must be a resident or business owner in Larimer County
• Applicants are expected to make a personal commitment to attend all classes.

Additional information and an online application is available at All applicants are subject to a background check.

Questions may be directed to Sergeant Marc Weber at his email [email protected]

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