Citizens Academy

The mission of the Franklin County Sheriff's Citizens Academy is to build a stronger relationship with the community it serves; expose citizens to some of the training a deputy sheriff receives; give citizens a better understanding of our values, organization, and operations; and promote cooperation and support for the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and reduce crime through community involvement.

Training classes are held one night a week for nine weeks. A graduation ceremony will wrap up each course.

Classes will be held at at 6373 Young Rd.

All participants must complete a successful background check.

Training Classes

Classes are held on Tuesday nights in the Spring and Fall. Please email or fill out an application and to be informed of the official start dates.


To apply, complete the for below
Citizens Academy Form.

Course Curriculum

  • Drug awareness
  • Deadly force policy
  • Intermediate weapon (Baton, O.C. spray, and taser)
  • Firearm simulator
  • Mock traffic stops
  • Patrol ride along
  • Corrections tour
  • K-9 familiarization
  • Accident (crash) investigation
  • Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated (OVI) detection
  • Domestic violence
  • Crime scenes
  • SWAT

For More Information

Sgt. Joe Vince



Citizens Academy