The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the upcoming Citizen’s Academy. The Citizen’s Academy is an engaging and informational behind-the-scenes look at law enforcement in Santa Barbara, hosted by the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office. Participants will engage in various topics, including the history of law enforcement, criminal law, patrol tactics, and de-escalation communication. They will also participate in hands-on learning, such as firearms instruction and active shooter scenarios. This is an excellent opportunity for people who are interested in law enforcement to learn more about our agency and this rewarding career.
Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Applications must be received no later than Sunday, January 29, 2023. There are multiple ways you can turn in your application:
- In-person drop off at Sheriff’s Headquarters at 4434 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
- In-person drop off at Isla Vista Foot Patrol Station at 6504 Trigo, Isla Vista, CA, 93117
- Scan and email your application to Deputy Justin Schroeder: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academy training sessions will be held on Thursday nights, from 6:00-9:00 pm, beginning February 9, 2023, and continuing through March 23, 2023. You must be able to attend all sessions. One Saturday morning session will be held on March 25, 2023, for graduation and a celebratory BBQ. Classes will be held at various locations throughout the south county.
You can read about the Citizen’s Academy and the application form on the Sheriff’s Office website at SBSheriff.org.