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Sheriff’s Citizens’ Academy Enrolling Now for January Class

A 12 week class is opening to Anderson residents or people who work in Anderson, which is designed to learn firsthand how the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office operates. 

Participants in the Sheriff’s Citizens’ Academy learn about the roles and responsibilities of sheriff’s deputies and the dangers and stresses inherent in the job of law enforcement. The next Sheriff’s Citizens Academy is taking applications for an early January start to the three-month class. Hosted at Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, the class will run from 6-9 p.m. January 6 to March 16.

During the class, participants will learn more about the office’s policing and organizational philosophy. Topics covered include the history of the Sheriff’s Office, patrol, criminal investigations, community policing and specialized units. Academy instructors are department personnel and civilian guest speakers. Each instructor teaches in his/her area of expertise drawing from years of training and experience in their area of responsibility. Participants must be at least 21 years of age, possess a valid license and be able to pass a criminal history check.

Call Cpl. Dave Boiman at 688-8400 for an application or email him at