Citizens Police Academy

June 1, 2017

If you are interested in attending the Fall 2017 WCSO Citizens Police Academy please visit The website provides the application and release forms which should be returned to Deputy Wion at or faxed to 734-794-2128 by July 27, 2017. All forms must have an actual signature (email signatures and font signatures are not accepted). 

The Citizens Police Academy is designed to give you a behind the scenes, in-depth look into the everyday happenings of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office. Their goal is to make this course an informative and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. It's their opportunity to share what they do and how they do it. You'll meet command staff, learn how traffic stops are made, take a tour of the jail, meet our K-9 and Mounted members, learn how to process a crime scene, make an arrest, and much more. 

Class Schedule: 
September 7th to November 16, 2017
Every Thursday
Dinner served:  5:30pm
Class begins:  6:00pm

County Service Center on Hogback Rd. 
Jury Assembly Room
2201 Hogback Rd.
Cost: FREE

Age: Must be at least 18 years old, unless part of the Washtenaw County Sheriff Office Explorer Program

Topics Covered: 
Meet the Sheriff
What is Community Engagement 
Community Outreach Program                                                           
Total Policing
Arrest Procedures
Community Corrections 
Juvenile Detention Center
Emergency Management 
Tour Metro Dispatch
K-9 demonstrations 
Mounted demonstrations
Traffic Crash Reconstruction 
Firearms Training Simulator (FATS)
Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) 
Marine/Underwater Search and Recovery Team (DIVE)
Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) 
Crime Scene Investigations
Corrections/Jail Tour