What Classes are included?
Among the many classes taught students are instructed in patrol, field enforcement procedures, 9-1-1, criminal courts and jail procedures, felony warrant service, and criminal investigations. Instructors include deputies and civilian law enforcement personnel.

Citizens Academy Mission:
The Dallas County sheriff’s goal is to educate citizens on the department’s operations through a series of lectures and hands-on activities. Through the program, we hope to increase public awareness, open a line of communication, and increase rapport between Dallas County communities and the sheriff’s department.

Who can attend?

  • Must be 21 years or older.
  • Possess a valid Texas Drivers License.
  • Pass a Criminal Background check.
  • Be able to attend classes regularly.

For questions, call the Dallas County Sheriff’s Academy at (972)-225-9736 or email Clynesis.Evans@dallascounty.org

Click here for an application: Citizen Application Form

The Current 2024 Class is full; check back at a future date for our next class, Sept 2025.


Q: What are the registration requirements?
A: There are three main items:

  1. Submit an application (click here)
  2. Pass a criminal background check
  3. Sign various waivers

Q: What is the cost to attend the sheriff’s academy.
A: There is no fee to attend.

Q: When do the classes meet?
A: The academy class meets on Tuesday evenings at 6:00pm and end by 10:00 p.m. There are two Saturdays scheduled for K9, sheriff’s posse, tactical and firearms demonstrations.

Q: Can we bring something to eat and drink?
A: Dinner and refreshments are provided before each Tuesday night class at no cost!

Q: What can I wear to class?
A: Each student will be provided with an academy shirt at no cost and the proper dress and protocol for the academy class will be explained.