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Sheriff’s Office is taking applications for the next Citizens' Academy

Cascade County Sheriff’s Office
Posted at 10:57 AM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 19:30:42-05

GREAT FALLS — The Cascade County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the 2021 Spring Citizens’ Academy. It is scheduled to begin Thursday, April 1st, 2021, and space is limited to only 35 people.

The Citizens' Academy is a free program designed for citizens of Cascade County, and lets attendees experience an inside view of the Sheriff’s Office and the different roles and responsibilities of sworn deputies, civilian employees, and detention officers.

During the eight-week program, attendees will meet the men and women of the Sheriff's Office, see what they do to help make the community safe, tour the jail, participate in a ride-along, and get some hands-on experience with the tools and equipment they use.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and able to attend the program for Thursday evening classes that begin at 6 p.m., and one Saturday class. A background check is performed on all applicants. All eligible applicants who successfully graduate will receive a certificate and a concealed weapons permit.

Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter:


Course curriculum includes:

  • Uniformed patrol
  • Legal/Courts
  • Investigations
  • D.U.I. recognition
  • Coroner Duties
  • SWAT operations
  • Driving techniques
  • Firearms/Use of Force/Taser training
  • Detention Facility and Operations
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Click here to download the application.

Applications are due no later than Friday, March 19th, 2021. If you have any questions, contact Tanya Hunt at 406-454-6820.