The Collin County Citizens' Sheriff's Academy is a 45
hour block of instruction designed to give the citizens of Collin County
a working knowledge of the Sheriff's Office personnel, policies and procedures.
It consists of 14 classes held once a week for three hours. The instruction
is comprehensive, covering a different area of the Sheriff's Office each
week. Certified police officers, supervisors and personnel with particular
expertise in different sections of the Sheriff's Office, as well as guest
instructors, will conduct each instructional block.
The curriculum covers diverse topics of training such as communications,
training, criminal investigations, criminal law, DWI investigations, family
violence, narcotics enforcement, tactical operations, hostage negotiations,
jail operations, and firearms/weapons use. Emphasis is placed on the patrol
section because it is the segment that comes in contact with the community
The Collin County Citizens' Sheriff's Academy has been created in order
to provide enough information to the citizens of Collin County so that
they may make informed judgments about the Sheriff's Office role in the
community. It is also the goal of the Citizens' Sheriff's Academy to increase
law enforcement awareness, to dispel suspicions and misconceptions, and
to increase law enforcement/community rapport through the educational
process. The Sheriff's Office, in turn, becomes more aware of the feelings
and concerns of the community from the students' interaction and input.
Indeed, a two-way learning experience.
The class is made up of a cross-section of citizens from Collin County.
Any interested citizen who resides or works in Collin County is encouraged
to be a part of this program. Applicants must be at least 21 years of
age. Please send an Email
or call the Crime Prevention Unit at (972) 547-5100 or Metro (972) 424-4797
for an application.