Sheriff’s Citizen Academy

Walker County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Citizen Academy 

Academy starts .

 The Walker Sheriff’s Department is pleased to offer the next Sheriff Citizen’s Academy. The Academy will provide participants with an opportunity to interact with members of the Sheriff’s Department while learning and performing (through role–playing) the job duties of a law enforcement officer. This class is not intended to prepare participants for a career in law enforcement. An eligibility list will be established for last minute cancellations.  You will be notified the week prior to the start of the class of the status of your application.

Academy Objectives:

Increase communication and build a relationship of trust and understanding between the Sheriff’s Department and the citizens of the community.

  •   Provide education and insight to citizens concerning the job functions of a law enforcement officer. 
  •   Create a non-threatening setting for citizens to share concerns with Sheriff’s Dept. employees. 
  •  Fosters a pool of well informed “graduates” who will share knowledge and insight with others. 
  •  Build a pool of alumni graduates.

*The Sheriff Citizen’s Academy will last for 10 weeks. The majority of classes will be 2 hours per session, and the first class will began Monday March 30, 2015.  The academy will be held in the new Sheriff’s Department Training building located at 10 Probasco St., Lafayette, GA., 30728.

Qualifications – Applicants must: 

  • Be 18 years of age. 
  • Be 13-17 years of age accompanied by a parent or guardian. 
  • Not have any prior felony or misdemeanor convictions that imply moral corruption. 
  • Be able to handle graphic material. 
  • Live or work in the County of Walker



Sgt. Pat Cook
(706) 638-1909 ext. 1252

105 South Duke Street

Lafayette, GA 30728