About The Citizen's Academy The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is proudly offering its first county-wide Citizen’s Academy. The Citizen Academy is a 9-week informational series designed to give citizens an inside, in-depth look at the daily operations of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The academy class meets once a week from 6:00 - 9:00 pm on Tuesday evenings starting July 2- August 27, 2013. Most classes will be held at the Orange County Regional Training Academy in Tustin, with the exception of field trip weeks. The first 8 weeks include interactive course instruction and field trips provided by a variety of Sheriff’s Department personnel who are experts in their field. The last week is a graduation celebration with family and friends.
Courses Some of the courses included in the current Citizen Academy schedule are: Basic Patrol Procedures Investigations Narcotics Gangs Driving Under the Influence K-9 Unit Demonstrations Tactical Training Center Forensics Patrol Stops Night Problems Orange County Jail Tour Patrol Ride-Along
More Information The Citizen Academy is intended for personal growth only, and does not qualify students for a career in law enforcement. A career in law enforcement requires an extensive application process and training program.
If you are at least 18 years of age and have no felony arrests and an interest in public safety, we would encourage you to take part in this community program. Applications are given priority according to the order in which they are received and first priority is given to residents in OC Sheriff’s Department contract cities. If you would like information about the 2013 Citizen Academy Class #1, please contact Community Programs and Services at (714) 647-1848.