2018 Citizen Academy
We invite you to experience the world from the deputy's perspective. Participants will "cross the yellow line" for a close-up view of what goes on at the heart of the Marion County Sheriff's Office.
- A behind-the-scenes look at Marion County courtrooms will provide participants with an insider's understanding of the challenges faced by Judicial Security Deputies.
- You'll walk in the footsteps of arrestees and experience the inner workings of the Marion County Jail, from booking through lodging and the day-to-day living conditions.
- Parole & Probation Deputies will explain the philosophy that guides them in their case management and the programs offered to parolees to help assimilate back into our community.
- The role of the Patrol Deputy extends well beyond the traditional traffic stop. The 2018 Citizen Academy will bring participants into this multi-faceted world, exposing you to a wide variety of assignments, including Traffic Safety Team, Crime Scene Investigations, K9 Unit, SWAT, Marine Patrol and Search & Rescue. Participants are encouraged to go on a ride-along with a Patrol deputy and experience "the road" first hand.
Class Schedule (plus patrol ride along)
Friday, October 19th, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, October 20th, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, October 27th, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, November 3rd, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Enrollment is limited to 30 slots, deadline for admission is Monday, October 1st.
If interested, complete and submit an
Must be at least 18, willing to commit to all classes, and live/work within Marion County.
For more information, please contact the Community Resource Unit at (503) 588-7981 or by email at