The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is allowing the public to get an up-close look at the operations and functions of the Sheriff’s Office at the 2024 Spring Citizen Academy. The 2024 academy began on January 9 and ran through Feb 1. Sessions were held every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. To successfully complete the course, participants had to attend at least six sessions to receive a Certificate of Completion.
The four-week academy will allow participants to learn more about topics ranging from operations of patrol and detention bureaus to tactical operations, communications, crime scene investigations, and crime prevention. There will also be sessions on the DARE and school resource officer programs, ACOVA (A Community Organization of Victim Assistance), training, law enforcement academy, and high-tech crimes. Participants can tour the Pueblo County Jail and the interactive training simulation room. All sessions are taught by Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office members and subject-matter experts.
The academy is free, but participants must be committed to attending all sessions. Individuals interested in attending the academy must apply for admittance. Due to the popularity of the Citizen’s Academy, interested individuals are asked to submit applications as soon as possible, as class size is limited.
Upcoming academies will be announced soon; the application submission link will become active once announced.
To apply to attend the upcoming Citizen's Academy, clink the link and fill out the below application.