Citizen Police Academy

Citizen Police Academy - Spring 2020
March 11 - May 20, 2020 

A very popular program, the Citizen Police Academy is designed to give citizens who are 18 years of age or older a behind the scenes, in-depth look into the everyday happenings of the Sheriff’s Office. Our goal is to make this course an informative and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. It’s an opportunity for our dedicated staff to share what we do and how we do it. Each year we hold two 11-week long Citizen Police Academy sessions. Each session meets once per week and can have as many as 50 participants from all across Washtenaw County.

Collage of previous Citizens Police Academy


If you are interested in attending the 2020 Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) Citizens Police Academy please complete the application and release forms (PDF), then email them to Deputy Wion. All forms must have an actual signature (email signatures and font signatures are not accepted).


  • Limited to the first 50 applicants


Washtenaw County Service Center
Jury Assembly Room
2201 Hogback Road
Ann Arbor, MI


Every Wednesday from March 11 - May 20, 2020

  • 5:30 p.m. - Dinner Served
  • 6 p.m. - Class Begins
  • 9 p.m. - Class Ends


  • Free

Age Requirement

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

Topics Covered

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

Additional Information

For further information or questions, please email Deputy Wion at [email protected]

Spring 2020 Citizen Police Academy Flyer