Citizens' Law Enforcement Academy

2019 Citizens’ Academy

The Academy is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, October 02, 2019 and will run for 12 weeks with the Graduation Ceremony being held on December 18, 2019.

The Academy is designed to give the general public a working knowledge of the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office Personnel & Policies regarding Law Enforcement. The classes will be held for 12 weeks, every Wednesday, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Training will take place at the MCSO—1200 North Grand Avenue—in the Conference Room.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to attend. The comprehensive instruction will cover a wide variety of Law Enforcement Issues each week including Sheriff’s Posse, Traffic Stops, DUI Investigation, Investigations, Response to Resistance, Crime Scene and Evidence Collection, Less Lethal, Records & Civil Process, Reception, Victim Services, Procurement, Peer Support, Drug Investigations, Recruitment and Hiring, Field Training Program, K9, SWAT, WestCo Dispatch, as well as Detentions.

Class size is limited so get your application in early.


Lieutenant Ty Cox
(970) 252-4035

2019 Citizens’ Academy Applications

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.  Incomplete and/or unsigned applications will not be considered.  A nominal fee of $10 will be collected to cover the materials for the program.

Kudos to Law Enforcement

I want to praise the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office for having a Citizens’ Law Enforcement Academy. This is a 12-week class each fall and worth your while to attend.  It was very interesting and a learning experience and also entertaining and fun. I recommend everyone to attend their classes. It is very enlightening as to what these Officers need to know, how to operate and all the things they experience and go through. The officers did a great job explaining it all to us and were very good in answering any questions we asked them. It was also nice to meet the officers who did the program.

Anyway, I was glad I went and I give these officers a lot of credit for taking the time to present these classes.

Melba Pauli

Graduate of the 2017 Citizens' Academy, Montrose County Citizen