Strengthening community relationships through education, hands-on activities, and empowerment.
The Citizens Sheriff Academy (CSA) of Delaware County, Ohio, is designed to strengthen community relationships through education, shadowing, and hands-on learning. Upon graduation, participants can participate in the CSA Alumni group, where members can choose to serve as volunteers at various Sheriff’s Office community events on an as-needed basis (i.e.: Delaware County Fair Sheriff’s Educational Cabin).
The nine-week program is offered annually in the fall and is open to any Delaware County resident upon passing a background check. All classes are taught by law enforcement professionals and are held weekly, 6:00-8:30pm. Locations will vary, and they include: the jail, dispatch center, Patrol south sub-station. Upon acceptance into the program, you will receive the class syllabus, which will include all class dates, times, and locations.
Participants must attend at least 6 classes in order to graduate.
All participants will complete and submit the two-page application by deadline. The 2020 application will become available next summer through the Sheriff’s Office website (delawarecountysheriff.com — select “Program”). Applicants will undergo a basic background check and are asked to provide two references. The program is limited to a maximum of 16 participants to ensure quality programming and participation.
NOTE: those seeking employment as a deputy are not eligible to participate and citizens will not be certified or authorized to perform any law enforcement services upon completion of this program.