Citizen's Academy

About the Program
The Hall County Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy is an interactive program designed to inform citizens about the role of the Sheriff's Office in our community and allow them to gain firsthand knowledge about the inner workings of the department. The program consists of ten sessions lasting 3 hours each, conducted in both a classroom setting as well as a field demonstration format, with voluntary limited participation.
Registration is underway!

What to Expect


Upon acceptance into the program, participants can expect informative sessions that examine all aspects of the Sheriff's Office, presented by officers that are among the department's most knowledgeable and well-trained staff.

While participants will be exposed to the exciting aspects of law enforcement work, they will also become familiarized with some of the processes that are much less glamorous but no less vital to the daily operation of the agency.

It should be noted that the Citizens Academy is an informational program only. At no time will participants be expected or permitted to act in a law enforcement capacity, and successful completion of the program does not certify them as a law enforcement officer in any way.

Upcoming Classes


This academy consists of 11 individual sessions, occurring over a six week time period. They begin on Tuesday, 10/11/16. The sessions will meet weekly on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM, through 11/17/16. Registration is underway and will continue until all seats are filled.

If you would like to apply to participate in this unique experience, please look over the Mission, Rules and Application for the Hall County Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy 2015. If you wish to print out the Application, please return the completed packet to our Law Enforcement Center at 2859 Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville, Georgia 30501. The forms are below. Please click each link to view: