2019 St. Mary’s Citizens Academy Now Accepting Applications

News Release, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy provides residents with an inside look into the day-to-day operations of the law-enforcement agency. By joining the Academy, citizens can learn about the K-9 Unit, Emergency Services Team, Forensics/Crime Lab, Uniform Patrol, Administration, Criminal Investigations Division, Communications/911, Community Policing, Corrections, the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and other topics.

Who can attend?
Anyone over the age of 18 interested in attending the Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy may apply. Please complete an application and return it to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office in person, by mail, fax 301-475-6865, or email [email protected]. The application will be processed and you will be contacted when the class is scheduled to begin. 

Space on the Citizens Academy is limited to 16 people. 

When and Where?
The eight-week course is free. Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from Aug. 22 through Oct. 10, 2019, between 6 and 9 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters at 23150 Leonard Hall Drive in Leonardtown.

How to Apply:
1. Obtain a Citizens Academy application from the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters Station Clerk or by contacting the Executive Coordinator at 301-475-4200 x*1910, or online at https://www.firstsheriff.com/citizensacademy.asp 
2. Applications may be returned to the Sheriff’s Office in person, mailed or faxed or emailed to [email protected].

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