The Fayette County Sheriff's Office Sheriff's Citizen Academy occurs at least twice a year and meets once a week for 12 weeks on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.
The Sheriff's Citizen Academy is an important component of the Fayette County Sheriff's Office community oriented philosophy. It's purpose is to provide a forum whereby you can develop a basic understanding of how the Sheriff's Office is continually striving to better our county.
During the twelve weeks of the Sheriff's Citizen Academy, various personnel will cover a variety of law enforcement subjects. Through this experience, you will gain valuable knowledge of how the Sheriff's Office operate within your community.
Each Sheriff's Citizen Academy session covers a variety of subjects ranging from basic operations and each Divisions role within the Sheriff's Office to discussions and demonstrations. Weekly schedule subject to change. The curriculum as follows:
Week 1 - Welcome Night with Sheriff Barry H. Babb and Command Staff.
Week 2 - Introduction to Field Operations Division and Warrants/Fugitive Presentations
Week 3 - Traffic Enforcement and DUI Enforcement Presentations
Week 4 - Honor Guard/School Resource Officer and Choosing Healthy Activities & Methods Promoting Safety (C.H.A.M.P.S.) Presentations
Week 5 - Court Services and Civil Division Presentations. Courthouse Tour
Week 6 - K9 Unit Presentation and Demonstration
Week 7 - Introduction to Criminal Investigation Division
Week 8 - Crime Scene/Tactical Narcotics Team/Project Lifesaver Presentations
Week 9 - SWAT Presentation and Demonstration
Week 10 - Introduction to Jail Division. Jail Tour and Violent Inmate Population Extraction Response Team (VIPER) Demonstration
Week 11 - Use of Force/Laser Shot and TASER Presentations and Demonstrations
Week 12 - Firearm Safety Presentation and Live fire at the Range.
Upon successfully completion of the Sheriff's Citizen Academy each participant and their families and friends are invited to attend the Sheriff's Citizen Academy graduation ceremony which will be announced during the Academy Session.
Academy Application Class Pictures - Coming Soon
Applications must be delivered in person to Lt. Terry Black. If you have any questions concerning the application, please contact Lt. Black at (770) 716-4802.
If you have any questions concerning the Sheriff's Citizen Academy, please contact Class Coordinator Sgt. Ryan Phillips at (770) 716-4894.