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CITIZEN'S ACADEMY

The PCSO Citizen's Academy is a 12-week program designed to familiarize residents of Potter County with the goals, objectives, organizational structure and general operating procedures of the Potter County Sheriff’s Office.


Its objective is to build a better understanding between citizens and the Sheriff’s Office through education and communication and to promote goodwill and community support. The instructors are supervisors, deputies and personnel from the Sheriff’s Office who teach in their own areas of expertise. Each instructor has years of training and experience in the subject they will instruct. All personnel bring street experience and expertise to the classroom. There is no fee for participation in the Citizen’s Academy.


SCHEDULE

For 12 weeks starting in September, classes will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6 pm to 9 pm. There are a total of 12 classes with one of those being held on a Saturday.  Extracurricular activities may also be involved on weekends. An example of that would be the firearms training and patrol ride along sections.

TOPICS COVERED

  • Sheriff’s Patrol Procedures

  • Detention Center Procedures and Tour

  • Criminal Investigations (CID)

  • Criminal Intelligence Unit (SCIU)

  • CPR Training

  • Dispatch/communications/911

  • Firearms/Simunitions Training – Safety

  • Overview of the Judicial System

  • Overview of the Potter County Sheriff’s Office

CRITERIA FOR PARTICIPATION

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age

  • Applicants who reside in Potter County, Amarillo, TX will be given preference

  • Applicants must agree to a background check

  • Applicants must have NO criminal record

  • Academy classes will be limited to 32 students

  • The Sheriff will make the final selection of Academy participants

 

If you wish to apply for a spot in the next Citizen's Academy download an application here or stop by the Sheriff's Office, located at 13103 NE 29th, to pick one up.

 

HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMY

The High School Academy is just like the Citizen’s Academy, but open to students only. It is a nine-week program designed to familiarize residents of Potter County with the goals, objectives, organizational structure and general operating procedures of the Potter County Sheriff’s Office.


The objective is to build a better understanding between citizens and the Sheriff’s Office through education and communication and to promote goodwill and community support. The instructors are supervisors, deputies and personnel from the Sheriff’s Office who teach in their own areas of expertise. Each instructor has years of training and experience in the subject they will instruct. All personnel bring street experience and expertise to the classroom. There is no fee for participation in the High School Citizen’s Academy.

SCHEDULE

For nine weeks, starting in January, classes will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6 pm to 9 pm. There are a total of 10 classes with two being given within the same week. Extracurricular activities may also be involved on weekends. An example of that would be the firearms training and patrol ride along sections.

TOPICS COVERED

  • Sheriff’s Patrol Procedures

  • Detention Center Procedures and Tour

  • Criminal Investigations (CID)

  • Criminal Intelligence Unit (SCIU)

  • CPR Training

  • Dispatch/communications/911

  • Firearms/Simunitions Training – Safety

  • Overview of the Judicial System

  • Overview of the Potter County Sheriff’s Office

CRITERIA FOR PARTICIPATION

  • Applicants must be in attendance within the AISD network or any Potter County school.

  • Applicants must agree to a background check.

  • Applicants must have NO criminal record.

  • Academy classes will be limited to 25 students.

  • The Sheriff will make the final selection of Academy participants.


If you wish to apply for a spot in the next High School Academy download an application here or stop by the Sheriff's Office, located at 13103 NE 29th, to pick one up.

 

CRASE TRAINING

 

ID THEFT PROTECTION

 

EDDIE EAGLE / KID SAFETY

 

KID PRINT

Sheriff's Office

Crime Prevention

Detention Center

13103 NE 29th Ave

Amarillo, Texas 79111

P: (806) 379-2900

F: (806) 379-2919

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