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Community Academy

Community Academy

2024 Academy Dates: September 17 - October 17

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office invites citizens to participate in the 2024 Community Academy. The academy has been redesigned with 38 hours of unique opportunities, built upon the principles of Community Oriented Policing, Partnerships, and Problem Solving, and to provide attendees with a “behind the scenes” look at the Sheriff’s Office.

The annual academy is held at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, 4000 Justice Way in Castle Rock, and the Highlands Ranch Sub Station, 9250 Zotos Drive in Highlands Ranch.  Attendees must commit to the class schedule, which is three hours, two nights per week, for the five-week period and one Saturday. The Community Academy is free, but the class size is limited to 30 participants, who are 18 years of age or older.

  • Classes will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 6 – 9 p.m. and continue every Tuesday and Thursday through Oct. 17.
  • One Saturday class is required, which will be held on Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The graduation ceremony will be held on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m.
Online registration for the 2024 Community Academy will be available starting July 1, 2024.

Interested participants will need to complete the online application below and must include a copy of their photo I.D./driver’s license. 

Applications must be submitted by August 31, 2023.

All applications are subject to a criminal background check and applicants will not be allowed to participate unless the release of liability has been signed and turned in prior to the start of the academy.  Applicants will be notified once background checks are completed.

For questions or additional information, please contact Corporal Brian McKnight at or 303-814-7005 ext 5822.