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Citizen’s Academy


The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office invites citizens to participate in the 2018 Citizens Academy. The academy has been redesigned with 30-hours of  unique opportunities, built upon the principles of Community Oriented Policing, Partnerships and Problem Solving and to provide attendees with a “behind the scenes” look at the Sheriff’s Office.

The annual academy is held at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, 4000 Justice Way in Castle Rock and at the Highlands Ranch Station located at 9250 Zotos Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO.   Attendees must commit to the class schedule which is three hours, two nights per week, for the four-week period, and one Saturday. The Citizen’s Academy is free, but the class size is limited to 30 participants, who are 18 years of age or older.

2019 Academy Dates are September 24 – October 17

Classes will begin on Tuesday, September 24 from 6 – 9 p.m., and continue every Tuesday and Thursday through October 17.  One Saturday class is required, which will be held on October 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The graduation ceremony will be held on Thursday, October 17 at 6 p.m.


Online registration for the 2019 Citizen Academy is now open.

All applications are subject to a criminal background check and applicants will not be allowed to participate unless the release of liability has been signed and turned in prior to the start of the academy.  Applicants will be notified once background checks are completed.

For questions or additional information please contact Deputy Brian McKnight at or 303-814-7005 Ext 5822.

Thank you for applying for the 2019 Citizen Academy. The 2019 Academy is now full and registration is closed. Please check back in July 2020 for the 2020 Citizen Academy.