The Citizens Academy program includes instructions and hands-on participation on the four divisions of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office: Administration, Court Services, Jail, and Law Enforcement. The classes feature tours of the Fulton County Courthouse, Fulton County Jail, and classes at the Fulton County Public Safety Training Center.
Participants receive instruction in self-defense tactics, CPR, and other topics in addition to experiencing firsthand the firearms simulator which uses video scenarios to train law enforcement officers. Class members are from different parts of Fulton County with diverse professional backgrounds and interests. Participants always show dedication in attending classes, participating in activities, supporting one another, and learning more about the agency.
Residents who are interested in learning what it takes to keep our community safe are encouraged to participate in the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy. The program’s goal is to familiarize the community with the day to day operations of law enforcement. Participants will be given an inside look at the Fulton County courthouse and jail operations, as well as an overview of the basic responsibilities of law enforcement. Classes meet once a week typically during the spring for 6 weeks. The academy is free of charge to the participants.
Subject topics include:
- Sheriff’s Office responsibilities
- Jail Operations
- FCSO History
- Firearm Simulations
- Defensive Tactics
- CPR Basics
- Warrant Services
- VIPER (Violent Incident Prevention Enforcement Response) Reserve Unit
- Specialized Units including; SWAT, K9, Motors, Criminal Investigations, Sex Offender, Drones, and Traffic