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The Citizens Police Academy is designed to give you a behind the scenes, in-depth look into the everyday happenings of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office. The goal is to make this course an informative and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. It's our opportunity to share what we do and how we do it. You'll meet command staff, learn how traffic stops are made, take a tour of the jail, meet our K-9 and Mounted members, learn how to process a crime scene, make an arrest, and much more.


If you are interested in attending the Fall 2017 WCSO Citizens Police Academy please complete the application and release forms and return to Deputy Wion at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to (734) 794 - 2128 by Thursday, July 27, 2017. All forms must have an actual signature (email signatures and font signatures are not accepted).


Class Schedule

Every Thursday, Thursday, September 7, 2017 - Thursday, November 16, 2017
Dinner served: 5:30pm
Class begins: 6:00pm

County Service Center on Hogback Rd.
Jury Assembly Room
2201 Hogback Rd.

Cost: FREE
Age: Must be at least 18 years old, unless part of the Washtenaw County Sheriff Office Explorer Program


Topics Covered

Meet the Sheriff
What is Community Engagement
Our Community Outreach Program
Total Policing
Arrest Procedures
Community Corrections
Juvenile Detention Center
Emergency Management
Tour Metro Dispatch
K-9 demonstrations
Mounted demonstrations
Traffic Crash Reconstruction
Firearms Training Simulator (FATS)
Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
Marine/Underwater Search and Recovery Team (DIVE)
Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT)
Crime Scene Investigations
Corrections/Jail Tour


Charter Township of Ypsilanti  •  7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, Mi 48197  •  (734) 484 - 4700

Mon. - Fri., 8:30am - 4:30pm  •  Closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm daily