Community Public Safety Academy


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What is the Community Academy?

The WCSO Community Academy is a rare and unique opportunity to learn about law enforcement and how we work to keep our neighborhoods safe. In just one month, students receive several hours of interactive training over five evening sessions that consists of interactive instruction and demonstrations. This is a very engaging program with ample amounts of time for Q&A sessions, conversations and activities.

Classroom instruction will cover a variety of teams and topics, including the K-9 Unit, Mental Health Response Team, Violent Crimes Unit, Crisis Negotiation Unit and more. Students will be given exclusive tours of the jail, WCSO Headquarters, and our Public Safety Training Center. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about what we do in our community every day!

When is the Community Academy?
We enjoyed hosting these classes virtually in March 2021! Please check back for more information as plans for future sessions develop. 

Who can attend the Community Academy?
The WCSO Community Academy is open to all community members who meet the minimum qualifications and can attend all five sessions. It is perfect for students, community leaders, potential recruits and anyone wanting to learn more about law enforcement in America today. All are welcome! 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 18 years of age.

  • Willingness and ability to pass a thorough background check.

  • Must not have failed a Sheriff's Office background investigation in the last 12 months.

  • No history of felony or violent misdemeanor arrest.

  • Must not have been lodged in any jail in the last 10 years, and never in the Washington County Jail.


For more information, contact Amy Terrones at 503-846-5930.