If you have ever been interested in law enforcement, but never followed than dream, then the Citizen Academy could be for you.  The Randall County Sheriff's Department will be starting a new Citizen Academy in March.

Terry Patton

Citizen Academy is a 12 week program.  The following curriculum will be taught during the 12 week class.

Week 1 - Overview of the Sheriff’s Office
Week 2 - Patrol Procedures
Week 3 - Patrol Procedures Part II
Week 4 - Jail Procedures and Tour
Week 5 - Criminal Investigations/Narcotics Enforcement
Week 6 - Crime Scene Investigation
Week 7 - CPR Training
Week 8 - Dispatch/Communications 911/Warrants
Week 9 - Justice of the Peace/Crime Prevention
Week 10 - Firearms Safety/Training
Week 11 - Overview of the Criminal Justice System
Week 12 - Graduation

Classes begin on March 24th, and will be held every Tuesday from 6-9pm for 12 weeks.

Qualifications to take the class include:

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must reside in Randall County
  • Applicant must agree to a background check
  • Must have no criminal record
  • Classes are limited to 30 candidates
  • There is no fee for the Academy
  • The Sheriff will make the final selection of Academy participants

Classes fill up quickly.  If you are interested in being a part of the Citizen Academy, call Sgt. Mike Mezger at 806-468-5880 for more information or for an application.