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LCSO Citizen’s Academy set for September

Applications for citizens of Linn County to take part in the Linn County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) Fall Citzens Academy are now being accepted, said Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan.

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

The Fall Citizens Academy runs from Sept. 14 through Nov. 30. Classes are every Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. to noon. There is also one Sunday field trip to the firearms range and Animal Control Department, with that date to be determined later.

Citizens Academy students are introduced to each of the LCSO divisions and specialty teams. Participants receive classroom instruction and hands-on training in areas such as patrol, detectives, corrections, firearms, defensive tactics, traffic enforcement, narcotics investigations, swift water rescue and dive recovery, prisoner transport, and search and rescue.

The atmosphere at the Citizens Academy is fun and informative. Classes are taught by dedicated LCSO team members. 

The minimum age for attendees is 18; however, applications will be considered for those as young as 16-years-old, provided they attend and take part in Citizens Academy with a parent or guardian.

For more information and to apply, visit

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

Citizen Academy

9 a.m. – noon

Wednesdays, Sept. 13 – Nov. 30

Linn County Sheriff’s Office

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