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 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: 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.



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