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Citizens Police Academy  

**THERE ARE NO CURRENT CLASSES BEING SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME**

Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey and the Mesa County Sheriff's Office invite you to participate in one of the first police academy experiences in the State of Colorado. This program was developed specifically to educate the citizen taxpayers of Mesa County on how the Sheriff's Office conducts business, help citizens better understand the functions of law enforcement and the criminal justice system, and to provide citizens with information on how to help law enforcement keep the community safe. The Citizens Police Academy is offered at no charge twice a year to citizens in Mesa County. Classes are held once a week for 14 weeks. Sessions are held in 3 hour increments totaling 45 hours of instruction by Sheriff's Office instructors, local law enforcement in Mesa County, and representatives from other agencies of expertise. Graduates of this class are eligible to apply to perform volunteer work within the Sheriff's Office. For information about the CPA class, contact Deputy Chris Brooks or you can download a CPA application and turn it in to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office.

What You Can Expect To Learn:

  • What special teams enable the Sheriff's Office to meet law enforcement challenges in a growing community
  • How Detention Deputies maintain peace in the Detention Facility
  • How the Sheriff's Office is funded and how those funds are spent
  • How to recognize drug activity in your neighborhood
  • How to recognize indications of gang activity in your neighborhood
  • And most of all...What you can do to help!

Classes Include But Are Not Limited To:

  • Introduction from Sheriff Stan Hilkey
  • Law Enforcement Ethics
  • Constitutional Law
  • High-Risk Stops
  • Community Policing
  • Support Teams
  • Crimes Against Children
  • Property Crimes
  • DUI/Narcotics
  • Crime Scene Processing
  • SWAT/SORT

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