The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office Citizens’ Academy is designed to acquaint residents of Topeka and Shawnee County with the goals, objectives, organizational structure, and general operating procedures of the office and to promote good will, mutual understanding and community support.
2009 Citizens Academy Graduation
Participation Criteria and Selection
Any resident of Shawnee County who is at least 18 years old, has no criminal record, and agrees to the established program rules may participate in the program. Applicants who meet the criteria for participation will be notified of their course date depending upon available course space. Applicants must agree to submit to a background check.
Course Activities and Scheduling
The Citizens Academy will be conducted periodically and will meet one night a week for 13 weeks. Sessions are held at the Law Enforcement
Center at 320 S. Kansas. Program topics include overviews of:
- The structure and activities of the agency
- Criminal Investigations
- Criminal law
- Narcotics Investigations
- Public information programs
- Coroner’s Office
- Patrol operations
- Emergency Communications
- Traffic law enforcement
- Special operations
Citizens Academy Brochure with Application
For information on the next Academy contact Deputy Justin Boyles at 368-2265.