Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy Applications Being Accepted

Applications Being Accepted for the Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy
Only 20 Spots Available for this Exciting, Free Course

Santa Barbara- Applications are now being accepted for the Santa Barbara South County Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy. The exciting, eight class program begins on Wednesday, July 8 and goes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office located at 4434 Calle Real in Santa Barbara. Classes will be held every Wednesday through August 26 at various locations throughout Santa Barbara County. A final graduation class will be held on Saturday, August 29. The Citizen’s Academy is free and only has twenty spots available on a first come, first serve basis. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to participate.

The Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy is a great way for the public to get an exclusive, inside look at what the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office does on a daily basis to protect its citizens. The classes will include a voluntary patrol ride-along and hands-on law enforcement training. The instruction is scheduled to involve Arrest and Control, Pursuit Driving Simulation, Firearms, Forensics, DUI Investigation, Building Searches, as well as presentations by the Special Enforcement Team, K9 Unit, and much more. There will also be a tour of the jail and presentations made by Sheriff Bill Brown.

If you’re interested in becoming a part of the Santa Barbara South County Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy, contact Senior Deputy Dave Valadez at 805-669-8031 or send him an e-mail at HYPERLINK “” You can also drop by the Goleta Police, Sheriff’s substation at the Camino Real Marketplace at 7042 Marketplace Drive. The spots fill up quickly, so a prompt response is recommended.


Kelly Hoover Date: Public Information Officer Time (805) 681-4192

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