The Citizen’s Police Academy is a free, informational course that educates members of the community about the roles and responsibilities of the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office. Participants receive weekly training about the varied functions of law enforcement. Topics of interest for this program include, but are not limited to, crime scene processing, criminal law basics, patrol tactics, firearms, police canine usage, search and seizure, and many other topics. Participants are introduced to officers as well as the command staff that serve the community. Students gain a greater understanding of law enforcement and an increased ability to understand the operations of the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office. Please note, this program is not a law enforcement accredited certification course.