What is the Sheriff’s Citizens Academy?The Sheriff’s Citizens’ Academy program is designed to familiarize participants with various aspects of their local Sheriff’s Office, such as administrative philosophy, internal policies, and the guiding principles of law and ethical conduct governing the delivery of sheriff services. The Academy training will consist of classroom and “hands on” training with emphasis on student involvement.
The program covers procedures from patrol and investigations, emergency vehicle operations, firearm procedures and Corrections Tour as well as drug education and other operational tasks. The curriculum does not fulfill State of Montana certification requirements for peace officers.
Who instructs the Academy?
Instructors are Deputies and personnel from the office who speak on their areas of expertise, as well as specialized guest speakers.
What are the Academy’s goals?
The Academy’s goals are to develop community awareness through education and develop a closer understanding and working relationship between the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office and the community it serves. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and offer comments on the topics shared.
What are the requirements to attend?
The academy is free but space is limited. Potential candidates must meet the following requirements: Minimum age of 18 years, reside in Flathead County, and must be willing to attend all classes. Application finalists will be subject to a criminal history check and notified of their enrollment and at the discretion of the Sheriff’s administration.
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