Citizen Police Academy

Citizen Police Academy - Fall 2022
September 7th - November 16th, 2022 

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 Fall 2022 Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) Citizens Police Academy please complete the application and release forms (PDF) by June 1, 2022, then email them to Deputy Wion


  • Limited to the first 50 applicants


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


Every Wednesday from September 6 - November 16, 2022

  • 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

  • Meet the Sheriff
  • 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)
  • 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]

Fall 2022 Citizen Police Academy Flyer