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Sheriff Gerald Couch would like to invite you to join the rest of your friends at the Hall County Sheriff’s Office for the 15th Session of the Sheriff’s Office Citizens’ Academy.

This academy consists of 10 individual sessions, occurring over a six week time period. They begin on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. The sessions will meet weekly on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM.

Overall, the program will give you a unique perspective into the daily operations of your sheriff’s office. The syllabus includes education for our attendees provided by the Court Services Division, Patrol Division, Jail Division and Criminal Investigations Division. Participants will enjoy classroom instruction, simulated presentations and a few hands-on activities to bestow you with a better understanding as to the inner workings of the Hall County Sheriff’s Office. This year’s Citizens’ Academy promises to be an exciting and enjoyable experience for everyone.

If you would like to apply to participate in this unique experience, please call Sandy Garrett of our Court Services Division at (770)531-7093 or Captain Chris Matthews (770)531-7095. You may also obtain an application for attendance to the academy online at We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to "go beyond the badge" with your Hall County Sheriff’s Office!