Sheriff’s Office Annual Citizens’ Academy

“The Scott County Sheriff’s Office continuously strives to enhance the relationship between our deputies and the community,” said Sheriff Luke Hennen. “The Citizens' Academy allows our office a safe, fun, and interesting way to strengthen our partnership with the community by offering participants the ability to gain perspective on the many challenges faced by local law enforcement.”

Participants in the Citizens' Academy will get an inside look at the work the Scott County Sheriff’s Office does. Participants will interact with deputies as we explain the role of law enforcement in our communities. We will discuss topics ranging from use of force, investigations, crime scene processing and traffic stops. Sessions will include a tour of the Jail and 911 dispatch center.

The Citizens' Academy is a 6-week program held on Monday nights beginning in February. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and live, work, or attend school in Scott County. Participants must agree to allow the Scott County Sheriff’s Office to run a criminal background check to ensure the safety and security of all participants, Sheriff’s Office personnel, and the public. Participants are expected to attend all or most of the sessions. Class size is limited. 

Apply for the 2020 Citizens' Academy

The 2020 Citizens' Academy begins on the evening of Monday, February 3, 2020.  

To register for the 2020 Sheriff's Office Citizens' Academy, please complete this ONLINE APPLICATION.  If you have any questions, please call the Sheriff's Office at 952-496-8300.

Applications for the 2019 Citizens' Academy must be received by January 10, 2020.  Space is limited so sign up now!  

If you have questions regarding Citizens' Academy, please contact Sgt. Robert Ryan at 952-496-8410 or by email.  

Citizens' Academy Informational Pamphlet

2021 Citizens' Academy Interest Notification Sign-Up

 If you would like to receive an email notification when registration opens for the 2021 Citizens’ Academy, please complete the online interest card.  Once registration for the 2021 session opens, you will receive an email notification as a reminder to complete an online application.  This is not the 2021 registration form – only a reminder to sign up when registration opens.