The Citizen’s Academy is established especially for citizens who are 18 years of age and older who are interested in establishing a productive partnership with members of local law enforcement and public safety.

The ten week academy will meet one evening per week for approximately 2-3 hours per session. The class sessions will cover virtually every aspect of law enforcement. The curriculum will inform the students of operational dynamics of the Camden County Sheriff’s Office, and the critical role citizens play in crime control efforts.

In addition to classroom training, the Academy students will be required to participate in action-oriented activities, riding with deputies on patrol, a tour of the detention center, mock crime scene processing, familiarization with firearms, mock traffic stops.

Seating is limited so applications will be reviewed, references will be checked, and a criminal history of the applicant will be completed to insure outstanding citizens of the community are participating in the academy.