2020 Citizens Police Academy

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2020 Citizens Police Academy


Submit your Application for the 2020 Citizens Police Academy

The Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office is proud to open the application process for the 2020 Citizen Police Academy.

Building Connection Between Citizens and the Sheriff's Office

The Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office-Citizens Police Academy program is designed to familiarize participants with various aspects of local law enforcement, such as administrative procedures, various police procedures, as well as guiding principles of law and conduct, which govern the delivery of police services. The goal of the Citizen Police Academy is not only to help local residents better understand police work in their community, but also to develop stronger ties between our community and the Sheriff’s Office. Community Based Policing is an important and vital aspect of crime control in a community. It is through community cooperation and planning that we can best ensure quality police services, in an organized effective crime prevention effort. The Citizen Police Academy is one mechanism for the Sheriff’s Office to improve communication and obtain citizen input, assistance and support, throughout the county.

Class Start Date and Times

The 2020 Citizen Police Academy will consist of ten, weekly classes, which will begin Monday, January 6th, 2020.

The classes will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. and end at approximately 9:00 p.m. each week, except for the first and last session, which tend to end much earlier.  One other exception will be a special scenario-based class on Saturday March 7th, 2020. On that date the hours will run from 8:00 am to approximately 4:00 pm.

Academy Location 

The academy classes will all be located at the Eau Claire County Government Center, 721 Oxford Avenue in Eau Claire.

The exact room assignments will vary depending on the subject matter offered each week. You will be notified by email of the room assignment prior to the first session.

Application Dates

The application process will run Friday, November 1st, 2019 thru Friday December 27th, 2019.


To be eligible to attend the academy, you must work in Eau Claire County or be a resident of Eau Claire County or any municipality within Eau Claire County. You must:

  • Complete the application process,
  • Be selected,
  • Have no criminal record and,
  • Be able to attend at least 9 of the eleven class sessions,
  • Pass a background check and agree to sign a liability waiver in order to participate.

This class session will be limited to 12 attendees, so apply early.

Application Instructions

1. Complete the application form.

2. Print and mail the application to the attention of:

Academy Coordinator Sgt. Travis Holbrook

721 Oxford Ave, Ste. #1400,

Eau Claire WI, 54703


Application Materials

Application Form

Academy Curriculum


Photos from 2019


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