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. Citizens will not be certified or authorized to perform any law enforcement services. 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 residents upon passing a background check. All classes are taught by law enforcement professionals and are held weekly, 6:00-8:30pm. Locations will vary, but our home base is the law enforcement training center at the Delaware Area Career Center, south campus on Columbus Pike/US 23.

Upon acceptance into the program, you will receive the class syllabus, which will include all sessions’ dates, times, and locations. NOTE: persons seeking employment as a deputy are not eligible to participate.



Participants must attend at least 6 classes in order to graduate.



All participants will complete and submit the two-page application by deadline. The application is available through the Sheriff’s Office website ( — select “Program”) by late June. Applicants will undergo a basic background check and are asked to provide two references.

Class will be limited to 16 participants to ensure quality programming and participation.


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For more information, call or e-mail:
(740) 833-2817