The Citizens Academy is designed to provide an opportunity for the Sheriff's Office to educate citizens about the law enforcement agency that serves their community and allow citizens to experience a unique perspective of law enforcement.
The program will meet every Thursday from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM beginning Thursday, September 28th, and conclude with a graduation ceremony on Thursday, December 7th. Classes will be held in various locations and will cover many topics. There will be tours of the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, ride-along opportunities, K-9 and tactical demonstrations, use-of-force training, emergency driving simulation, crime scene processing, traffic control, law enforcement vehicles, investigations, scenario-based training, use of taser and other tools for law enforcement, and much more. Classroom participation is limited to 20 participants. Applicants must be 18 years of age, live in Carver County, must be able to commit to the time requirements, must not be on probation, and must pass a basic background check. For further information or to complete an application, please go to https://www.co.carver.mn.us/departments/county-sheriff/general-information/citizens-academy or contact Sgt. Lance Pearce at 952-361-1812.