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The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the fall citizens academy.  The academy will start September 8 and run through December 1.  Classes will meet from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday nights for 12 classes and one Saturday field day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  No classes are scheduled the week of Thanksgiving.

The academy is designed to give citizens an overview of the operations of LCSO.  Topics and demonstrations scheduled are patrol operations, K9, bomb squad/terrorism, major case investigations, crime scene investigation, wildland firefighting/search and rescue/dive rescue, SWAT and hostage negotiations, arrest control tactics, drug task force, dispatch, jail, and an introduction to Sheriff Smith and his command staff.  The topics are presented by deputies and commanders responsible for each area.

One of the highlights of the academy is field day, during which you will participate in live scenarios.  The scenarios include responding to calls involving live shooting with simulated ammunition, making traffic stops, building searches, and processing a mock crime scene.

The academy is limited to 30 students and fills up fast.  Visit for more information and to register.  All applicants must be at least 18 years old and a resident or business owner in Larimer County.  The fee for the academy is $30 which covers to cost of a student t-shirt, materials, and lunch served at field day. 

Published on: 
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 3:26pm
Contact Details: 

Public Information Officer
Larimer County Sheriff's Office
(970)980-2501 |  Email

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