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LCSO offers Citizens Academy in April 

Citizens Academy offers a unique and detailed look into the dynamic operations of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office (LSCO). The academy is open to any qualified and interested Linn County citizen. 

The Spring academy runs April 6 – June 22. Classes are 6 – 9 p.m. every Wednesday. There are also two Sunday field trips on dates to be determined. 

Student receive classroom instruction and hands-on training by LCSO team members. 

The minimum age for attendees is 18. Applications will be considered for those as young as 16, provided they attend and take part in Citizens Academy with their parent or guardian.

For more information and to apply, visit

For questions, contact Community Services Specialist Michael Mattingly at [email protected].

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