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(Publisher’s note: Chelsea Police do not offer a program but recommend this one.)

If you are interested in attending the summer 2017 Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Police Academy please complete the application and release forms (http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/sheriff/community/citizens-police-academy), then email them to Deputy Wion at wionj@ewashtenaw.org or fax to 734-794-2128 by April 28.

All forms must have an actual signature (email signatures and font signatures are not accepted).

The Citizens Police Academy is designed to give you a behind the scenes, in-depth look into the everyday happenings of the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office. Our goal is to make this course an informative and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. It’s our opportunity to share what we do and how we do it. You’ll meet command staff, learn how traffic stops are made, take a tour of the jail, meet our K-9 and Mounted members, learn how to process a crime scene, make an arrest, and much more.

Class Schedule:

May 31 to Aug. 9

Every Wednesday

Dinner served:  5:30 p.m.

Class begins:  6 p.m.

County Service Center on Hogback Road, Jury Assembly Room

2201 Hogback Road

Cost: free

Age: Must be at least 18 years old, unless part of the Washtenaw County Sheriff Office Explorer Program

Topics Covered:

  • Meet the Sheriff
  • What is Community Engagement
  • Our Community Outreach Program
  • Total Policing
  • Arrest Procedures
  • Community Corrections
  • Juvenile Detention Center
  • Emergency Management
  • Tour Metro Dispatch
  • K-9 demonstrations
  • Mounted demonstrations
  • Traffic Crash Reconstruction
  • Firearms Training Simulator (FATS)
  • Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
  • Marine/Underwater Search and Recovery Team (DIVE)
  • Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT)
  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • Corrections/Jail Tour
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