Citizen's Police Academy

What is the Citizen Police Academy?

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office believes that educating the community will result in gaining their understanding and support.  Through implementation of the Citizen Police Academy, citizens gain new insights into how law enforcement officers perform their duties, as well as how the Sheriff's Office serves the community.  The success of any law enforcement agency depends largely upon the amount of cooperation and support it receives from the citizens it serves.

Mission of the Academy

The mission of the Citizen Police Academy is to foster better communication between Montgomery County Citizens and the sheriff's office.  It is our hope that graduates of the academy will be well informed citizens who better understand the role of law enforcement officers and the function of their agency.

Who may attend the Academy?

Any citizens with an interest in learning about their Sheriff's Office and local government, who is 18 years of age or older and who lives or works in Montgomery County.  The applicant may not have had any serious misdemeanor or any felony offenses.

Course description

The CPA consist of 11 weekly 2 - 2.5 hour classes held on Tuesday nights at the Clay Community Center.  Certified Deputies, supervisors, and expert civilians will conduct comprehensive instruction covering a different topic each week. 

Interested in attending?

To obtain an application to attend the Citizen Police Academy click on the link below.  Once you have completed the application you can drop it by the office, mail it to us, or email the application to