Franklin County Sheriff

Volunteers in Public Safety Support / VIPSS


The Public Safety Support Citizen Academy offers former graduates of police and fire academies the opportunity to continue their learning and practical experience by participating in an enhanced Public Safety Support Citizen Academy. Graduates of the Public Safety Support Citizen Academy will be called upon to provide support during times of emergencies or natural disasters as well as volunteer during special and routine events.


Extensive eight week training curriculum including units on:

Eligibility Requirements


Training Classes

Saturday classes will begin on August 9, 2014 and run through October 11, 2014. All classes will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.


City Hall - Grove City
4035 Broadway
Grove City, Ohio 43123


Applications will be accepted throughout the year for future training classes.


If you would like to apply, please download and fill out the application and e-mail it to either Sergeant Charley Brown, or Corporal Samuel Byrd (contact information is listed below).

Advanced Citizen Academy Program Application


Sergeant Samuel Byrd
Call 614-525-4507

Corporal Jason V. Ratcliff
Call 614-525-3300