Clay County Sheriff Announces Fall 2022 Citizens Academy

Sheriff Will Akin is pleased to announce that the Clay County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy is returning this fall, and residents now can apply online.

The Citizens Academy provides information about the daily operations of the Sheriff’s Office and increases rapport with the public to better inform or dispel any misinformation through an educational process. The course is a 9-week program, and the fall 2022 Academy will meet 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday nights from Sept. 20 to Nov. 15 at the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. This program allows Sheriff’s Deputies and Clay County residents to interact and exchange ideas about making our community safer.

Topics that are taught include patrol tactics, narcotic and criminal investigations, traffic and DWI enforcement, K-9 Unit, crisis intervention, crime scene investigation, Detention Center operations, emergency management, 911 Communications, and more.

Thanks to the Sheriff’s Office’s new website launched in May, residents now can apply online. Applications also are available in the Sheriff’s Office lobby, 12 S. Water St., Liberty, Mo., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applications for the fall session will be accepted until Fri., Sept. 2, 2022. 

Applicants will be notified once accepted into the program. The class size is limited to 20 participants.

Completion of this program does not certify a resident as a Deputy Sheriff or a Reserve Deputy. Participants must be at least 18 years old and live or work in Clay County. Applicants will be screened for acceptability and are subject to a criminal records check. There is no fee for the course.  

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