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Boulder County Sheriff's Office holds Citizens' Academy


August 19, 2016

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a 23-week Citizens’ Academy for area residents. Participants will receive information on different aspects of law enforcement work in a classroom setting, as well as have the opportunity to participate in hands-on learning.

Participants will meet Thursday evenings from October 6, 2016 through March 30, 2017, with breaks for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

Some of the topics to be covered include:

•Criminal law


•Criminal and death investigations

•Emergency management

•Identity theft and forensic computer investigations

•Demonstrations including K9, SWAT and bomb disposal

•Hands-on training, including defensive tactics and tactical decision making

•Tours of the Sheriff’s Headquarters, Communications Center and Jail

•And much more

The Academy is open to citizens 18 years of age or older; individuals with prior felony convictions or a misdemeanor conviction within the past year are excluded from participation. The class will be limited to 25 students. Applications must be turned in to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office by September 19.

There is a $30 fee which covers a polo shirt and classroom materials.

Applications and additional information can be found on the Sheriff’s Office website at Bouldercounty.org/dept/sheriff/pages.


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