Citizens' Academy

Dates for the 2014 Citizens Academy have now been announced and the class is set to begin September 16th, 2014. The Citizens Academy will run for approximately 12 weeks including a Saturday field day.
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 commanders responsible for each area.
In addition, the academy 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 mock crime scene.
The academy fills up fast, and the class size is limited to 35 students. The fee for the academy is $25 dollars, and that covers the cost of the students tee-shirt, and the lunch that is on the Saturday field training day. Participants will also have the opportunity to do a ride along with a patrol deputy as well. 
To be considered for the academy you need to be a resident or business owner in Larimer County, at least 18 years old, no felony convictions, and no misdemeanor convictions within the last three years.
Applications will only be accepted when the application tab is active on this web site. A copy of your driver's license and $25 dollars in either a check made out to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office, or cash must be submitted, via mail or in person, at the same time you apply.
The 2014 Class is currently full.  However, you may be added to the wait list.


Questions may be directed to Barbara Bennett at or 970-682-0597 or Sergeant Ian Stewart at his email