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What Classes are included?
Students are instructed in the areas of patrol, field enforcement procedures and 9-1-1, criminal courts and jail procedures, felony warrant service, criminal investigations are among the many classes taught. Instructors include deputies as well as civilian law enforcement personnel.
Citizens Academy Mission:
The Dallas County sheriff’s goal is to educate citizens on the operations of the department through a series of lectures and hands-on activities. Through the program we hope to increase public awareness, open 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 regularly attend classes.
Call the Dallas County Sheriff’s Academy at (972)-225-9736 and have your application emailed to Clynesis.Evans@dallascounty.org
Click here for an application: Citizen Application Form
Q: What are the registration requirements?
A: There are three main items:
- Submit an application (click here)
- Pass a criminal background check
- 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.