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Citizen's Police Academy

Citizens Police Academy coming in early 2016! Dates to come soon. Please check back regularly.

If you are interested in attending the WCSO Citizens Police Academy please complete the application and release forms, then email them to Deputy Wion at The next class will be offered in early 2016. 

The Citizens Police Academy is designed to give you a behind the scenes, in-depth look into the every day happenings of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office. Our goal is to make this course an informative and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. It's our opportunity to share what we do and how we do it. You'll meet command staff, learn how traffic stops are made, take a tour of the jail, meet our K-9 and Mounted members, learn how to process a crime scene, make an arrest, and much more.

Class Schedule:

5:30pm dinner served
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location:Citizens Academy
County Service Center on Hogback Rd.
Jury Assembly Room

2201 Hogback Rd. Ann Arbor 48105

Cost: FREE

Age: Must be at least 18 years old, unless part of the Washtenaw County Sheriff Office Explorer Program 

Topics Covered:

  • Meet the Sheriff
  • What is Community Engagement
  • Our Community Outreach Program
  • Problem Oriented Policing (POP)
  • Arrest Procedures
  • Community Corrections
  • Juvenile Detention Center
  • Emergency Management
  • Tour Metro Dispatch
  • K-9 demonstrations
  • Mounted demonstrations
  • Traffic Crash Reconstruction
  • Firearms Training Simulator (FATS)
  • Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
  • Marine/Underwater Search and Recovery Team (DIVE)
  • Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT)
  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • Corrections/Jail Tour

Based on scheduling and availability some topics are subject to change.


Please contact Deputy Wion at or 734-973-4552 for more information. 

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