GREAT FALLS — The Cascade County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for the 2021 Fall Citizens’ Academy, which begins on September 2nd; space is limited to 35 people, and participants must be 18 years or older.
The free nine-week program allows attendees to experience an inside view of the Sheriff’s Office and the different roles and responsibilities of the sworn Deputies, civilian employees, and Detention Officers.
Participants will meet the men and women of the agency, see what they do to help keep the community safe, tour the jail, participate in a ride-along, and get some hands-on experience with the tools and equipment the deputies use.
Applicants must be able to attend all sessions of the academy, which will be Thursday evenings, and one Saturday class.
A background check is performed on all applicants. All participants who complete the program will receive a graduation certificate and a concealed weapons permit.
Course curriculum includes:
- Uniformed patrol
- D.U.I. recognition
- Coroner Duties
- SWAT operations
- Driving techniques
- Firearms/Use of Force/Taser training
- Detention Facility and Operations
- Search and Rescue
- Volunteer Opportunities
Applications are due no later than Friday, August 20th, 2021. Click here for the application. If you have any questions, contact Tanya Hunt at 406-454-6820.
CASCADE COUNTY CITIZENS' SPRING 2021 ACADEMY:
- A day in the life of a Sheriff's deputy
- Citizens’ Academy: Special Weapons & Tactics
- Citizens’ Academy: Use of force
- Inside the Cascade County Detention Center
- Citizens’ Academy: The role of the Coroner
- Detention Center work is a family affair
- Citizens’ Academy is underway