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Wednesdays, March 8 - May 24, 2023
6:00 - 9:00 pm

The Citizen's Academy is a 12-week program designed to provide Whatcom County residents firsthand information about how your sheriff’s office operates. As a Citizen's Academy participant, you will become familiar with the Sheriff’s Office's mission, values, and philosophy of policing. Participation is free. Applicants must be at least 16 years old.
While most classes will be held virtually, some will be in person.

Interested? Apply now. Click here for the application and instructions.

For more information, please contact:
Deb Slater, WCSO Communications and Outreach Programs Specialist 
dslater@whatcomcounty.us or (360) 778-6615.

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...