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2017 Fall Citizen Police Academy {September 7th, 2017 – November 16, 2017}

Register now for the Fall 2017 Citizen Police Academy {September 7, 2017– November 16, 2017}Citizens Academy

If you are interested in attending the 2017 Fall WCSO Citizens Police Academy please complete the application and release forms, then email them to Deputy Wion at or fax to 734-794-2128 by July 27th. All forms must have an actual signature (email signatures and font signatures are not accepted). 

The Citizen Police Academy is designed to give you a behind the scenes, in-depth look into the everyday 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. 

Limited to the first 50 applicants

Washtenaw County Service Center {2201 Hogback Road, Ann Arbor}
Jury Assembly Room

Every Thursday from September 7 - November 16 (2017)
5:30pm - Dinner Served
6:00pm - Class Begins
9:00pm - Class Ends

Cost: FREE

Age Requirement: Must be at least 18 years old, unless part of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's 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.

CLICK HERE for the applications forms and release.

For further information or questions, please contact Deputy Wion at or 734-973-4552.

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