Photo of Citizens' Academy participants with the BearcatCongrats to our 2023 Citizens’ Academy Graduates

The Academy starts October 4th and continues for 12 weeks with a graduation ceremony in January.


Sergeant Steve Gustin
(970) 252-4483

Lieutenant Ty Cox
(970) 252-4035


Kudos to Law Enforcement

Melba Pauli, Graduate of the 2017 Citizens’ Academy, Montrose County Resident

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