Citizen's Academy

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Due to a limit in staffing, the Sheriff’s Office will not be offering a Citizen’s Academy in 2020. Please check back next year for information. 

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office offers a free 12‐week program for residents of Snohomish County interested in learning about their local law enforcement. Classes are held Wednesday evenings (6-9:30 p.m.) with two weekend field trips. The program includes classroom training by patrol deputies, detectives and corrections deputies for hands‐on participation:

  • K-9 enforcement
  • Drugs and gangs
  • Crime scene technology
  • Search and rescue
  • Special weapons and tactics (SWAT)
  • Gun range
  • 911 and dispatch
  • Major crime investigations
  • Patrol procedures and equipment
  • Jail cell extraction
  • Traffic operations
  • Vehicle collision investigations
  • Child abuse and crimes against children
  • Jail operations

A background check is required for all participants. 

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