The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Police Academy provides community members with an inside look at local law enforcement. Through the Academy our Office is open to the community and increased trust and understanding becomes possible through openness and education. The Academy allows participants to experience conditions similar to the training that deputies receive, as well as, exposing participants to the daily operational duties of Deputy Sheriffs.
The Citizen Academy is taught by Sheriff’s Office members, each highlighting their individual area of expertise. During the 12 week academy, citizens will learn about various divisions and functions within the Sheriff’s Office including crime scene investigation, evidence, patrol, shooting range, corrections, K9, TACT, civil process, court security, as well as, the enforcement of criminal and traffic laws. Each Academy member will experience firsthand the situations Deputy Sheriffs are routinely exposed to and how each situation is handled.
Potential candidates for the Citizen Police Academy must be at least 18 years of age, live or work in Montgomery County, have no felony convictions, and have no misdemeanor arrests within one year of application. Enrollment is limited to 20 students per academy. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will offer one academy class per year. There is no cost to attend the academy, only a commitment to attend all required classes. Those interested in attending may call (540) 382-6915 Ext: 4415 or submit the application below by dropping it off at the Sheriff's Office front desk, weekdays from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. They may also be sent via mail, FAX, or e-mail