Citizens Academy

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About the Citizens Academy



The Citizens Academy is a 12 week program designed to provide Whatcom County residents firsthand information about how their sheriff’s office operates. Participants will find out what it’s like to be a deputy and learn about the dangers and stress in law enforcement. Academy members will also become familiar with the sheriff’s office mission, values and philosophy of policing. More Information



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The 12-week academy begins Tuesday, September 4, 2018 and continues through November 20th. 

Applications are available at the Sheriff's Office or here.  For more information call (360) 778-6600

Come Learn About

  • Criminal Investigations
  • Patrol Procedures
  • K-9
  • SWAT
  • The drug and gang task force
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Crime scene investigations
  • Marine Patrol
  • Jail operations
  • and more...