The online APPLICATION for the Fall 2020 Class will become available on this page beginning June 15. The session will run weekly on Wednesday evenings August 12 through October 21.
We will have a Plan B schedule in case the COVID pandemic prevents us from safely holding the program this fall. Plan B’s session would run in Winter 2021, January 13 through March 24, also on Wednesday evenings.
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 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 11-week long 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 (Wednesdays in 2020), 6-9pm. Locations vary, and they include: the jail, dispatch center, Patrol south sub-station. Upon acceptance into the program, you will receive the class syllabus, which includes all class topics, locations, dates, etc.
Participants must attend at least 7 classes in order to graduate.
All participants will complete and submit the two-page online application by the July 10th deadline. The 2020 application will become available on this page June 15th. Applicants will undergo a basic background check and are asked to provide two references. The program is limited to a maximum of 20 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.