Posted on: August 16, 2017

Montrose County Sheriff's Office Announces Annual Citizens Academy


Montrose, COLO.--The Montrose County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) will be accepting applications for the MCSO Citizens Academy. The academy is scheduled to begin on September 21st, and will run for 12 weeks with the graduation ceremony on December 14th.

“The citizens academy is designed to give the public a working knowledge of MCSO personnel and policies,” said Sheriff Rick Dunlap. “This class is as enjoyable for the instructors as it is the students, and we are looking forward to hosting a new session. ”

The classes will be held for 12 weeks, every Thursday (with an exception for the holiday--classes listed below), from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Training will take place at the MCSO—1200 North Grand Avenue—in the Conference Room.

Applicants must be 18 years of age to attend. The comprehensive instruction will cover a wide variety of law enforcement issues including the Sheriff’s Posse, traffic stops and DUI investigation, response to resistance, communications, less lethal applications, crime scene and evidence collection, records, civil process, K-9 Unit, Special Response Team (SRT) demonstration, school resource assistance, and detentions.

Class size is limited; applications may be picked up at the front desk of the Sheriff’s Office or filled out online. Applications are due by September 4th. For more information, please contact Sergeant Ty Cox at or 970-252-4023.

Week 1: September 21st
Week 2: September 28th
Week 3: October 5th
Week 4: October 12th
Week 5: October 19th
Week 6: October 26th
Week 7: November 2nd
Week 8: November 9th
Week 9: November 16th
Week10: November 30th
Week11: December 7th
Week12: December 14th

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