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Sheriff’s Department Accepting Applications for 3rd Annual Citizens Academy Program


Media Contact:
Christopher Harris, (26) 443-7157

Deadline to apply is March 9

CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County Sheriff Clifford Pinkney today proudly announced the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department is accepting applications for the 3rd Annual Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department Citizens Academy.

“The Sheriff’s Department Citizens Academy has proven to be a valuable program to our residents, and I’m proud to bring this program back for a third year,” said Sheriff Pinkney. “Once again, we’ve extended our program to 12-weeks to allow for more activities, so our residents can gain a vast pool of knowledge about our department and community partners.” 

Beginning March 21st, the academy will meet Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 9pm in the Justice Center. Residents can expect to participate in interactive demonstrations, presentations, and field trips that will cover some of the following topics:
  • Corrections & Healthcare
  • Crime Stoppers
  • Firearm Safety
  • Civil Complaints Special Weapon and Tactics (SWAT)

The Citizen’s Academy is free of charge and open to all eligible residents. Eligibility requirements include:

  • Resident of Cuyahoga County
  • At least 21 years of age
  • No felony convictions
  • Must pass a background check

The academy is limited to 25 residents and designed to provide a better understanding of how the Sheriff’s Department works. The program does not give any law enforcement authority to academy graduates.

For more information or to download the CitizensAcademyApplication, please visit:

All applications should be completed and submitted to the by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018.