Citizens Police Academy

***We are now accepting applications for our 2019 class. Please send in your application soon!***

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Roseburg Police Department,offers a 11-week Citizens Police Academy course in the spring to the citizen’s of Douglas County.

What is the Citizens Police Academy?

The Citizens Police Academy program is designed to familiarize participants with various aspects of law enforcement, such as administrative philosophy, internal policies, and the guiding principles of law and ethical conduct governing the delivery of police services.

The program covers procedures from patrol and investigations, vehicle operations, arrest and control techniques, firearm procedures and communications / 911.

What are the Academy's goals?

The goal of the Citizen Police Academy is not only to help local residents better understand police work in their community, but to develop stronger ties between our community and the Sheriff’s Office in an effort to better address crime issues. Community Based Policing is an important and vital aspect of crime control in any community. It is through community cooperation and planning that we can best ensure quality police services in an organized effective crime prevention effort. The Citizen Police Academy is yet another mechanism for the Sheriff’s Office to inform the public of what they do, improve communication, and obtain citizen input, assistance, and support throughout the county.

Where and when are the classes held?

The sessions will be split between two locations. Some classes will be held at the Roseburg Public Safety Center located at 700 SE Douglas Ave and the others will be held at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office located at 1036 SE Douglas Ave, Justice Building, Room 210. The first class is tentatively scheduled to start on Thursday, April 4 and will go through June 13, 2019. Hours will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., every Thursday night. There will also be three Saturday classes that will offer hands on training and demonstrations.

(see class schedule)

What are the requirements to attend?

The academy is free, but space is limited to 25 participants. Potential candidates must meet the following requirements: Minimum age of 18 years, reside in Douglas County, and must be willing to attend all classes. Application finalists will be subject to a criminal history check.