Citizen Academy

What is Citizen Academy?

This free program provides community members with opportunities to learn about the everyday operations of the Sheriff’s Office and the many services provided to the community. Community members are welcome to apply for this 11-week course which offers presentations, tours, and hands-on activities designed to give you an intimate look at the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. Members that complete our Citizen Academy are also welcome to apply for our Community Advisory Group. Classes will be held from 6pm - 8pm on Tuesdays beginning on January 9, 2024.

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  • Animal Shelter and Services 
  • Civil Service
  • Corrections, Jail and Medical Tour
  • Emergency Management
  • K-9 Team
  • Major Crime Team and Investigations
  • Patrol, Special Districts, Marine Program, School Resource Deputy, and Community Services
  • Pretrial Services
  • Search and Rescue
  • And More

How do I apply? 

Complete an application no later than December 15, 2023. Select the "Sheriff's Office - Citizen Academy" as the preferred organization on your application. Applicants will need to pass a background check before being admitted to the program. Space is limited and interested community members are encouraged to apply early. 

Did you miss the 2024 deadline? 

You can apply now for the 2025 Citizen Academy using the same link above. 

Important Dates:

  • December 15, 2023 - Application deadline. 
  • January 9, 2024 - Classes begin and will be held each Tuesday from 6pm - 8pm with the last class on March 19, 2024.

Have other questions about the Citizen Academy? 

Contact Jess Palma at or 541-265-0652