Citizen's Academy - offered each Fall

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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 is conducted in both classroom and field demonstration formats, with voluntary limited participation.

What to Expect

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

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.

The Academy consists of eight individual sessions, including graduation. The sessions meet weekly on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Open night and graduation evening run from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. All participants must register and undergo a background check.

For further information regarding the Academy, please contact Sandy Garrett with Court Services at (770) 531-7093 or Captain Cindy Mustachio at (770) 531-7095.