Douglas County Sheriff's Office


 Justice Building • Roseburg, Oregon 97470 • (541) 440-4450

John Hanlin


Date/Time of Release:  01/08/2013 - 09:30
Contact Person:  Andrea Zielinski  
Contact Number:  541-440-4486  
Subject:  2013 Citizen Police Academy  
Date/Time of Incident:  01/08/2013 - N:/A
Incident Location:  Roseburg, Oregon  
Case Number:  N/A  
N/A:  N/A

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Roseburg Police Department, in cooperation with Umpqua Community College, are now accepting applications for their 2013 Citizens Police Academy class. The academy is an eleven-week course designed to give interested Douglas County citizens a unique inside look at how their local law enforcement agencies operate on a daily basis. The Citizens Police Academy will begin on April 4, 2013 and will conclude with an informal graduation ceremony on June 13, 2013. The class sessions are held every Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The purpose of the Citizens Police Academy is to help citizens and the law enforcement agencies that serve them improve their collaborative efforts in the community as well as improving public awareness and crime prevention. Session topics include but are not limited to: orientation to law enforcement, patrol procedures, criminal investigations, traffic enforcement, DUI investigations, illicit drugs, crime scene investigation, emergency communications, use-of force, and a review of the judicial process

We invite you to be a part of this cooperative effort between law enforcement and the community - 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. Applications can be obtained at the front counter in the lobby of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office or by downloading the online application at For more information, contact Andrea Zielinski at 541-440-4486 or email

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