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Citizen’s Academy Applications Now Being Accepted

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, UCSB Police Department, and the City of Goleta are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the upcoming Citizen’s Academy.  This seven-week interactive course begins on October 10, 2018 and runs through November 14, 2018, with classes from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. every Wednesday night at various locations throughout Santa Barbara County.  The class ends with a graduation ceremony and celebratory BBQ on Saturday, November 17, 2018. (Note: 100% attendance is required.)

This Citizen’s Academy is geared toward community members that are seeking a career in Law Enforcement, Custody Operations, or Dispatch Operations. Additionally, this Citizen’s Academy is for any community member that would like to join the Sheriff’s Volunteer Team or enter into any of our hiring tracks.   This Academy includes training in multiple areas central to modern policing, such as, Major Incidents, Active Shooter, Restorative Policing, Jail Operation, K9 Operations, Crisis Intervention, Firearms, Search and Seizure Law, and De-escalating Communication.  Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to be coached through practice scenarios by Senior Field Training Officers. This is a great first-step toward a career in Law Enforcement or a great opportunity to learn more about a career in Law Enforcement.

If you’re interested in becoming a part of this Citizen’s Academy, please submit an application found on our website at Citizens Academy Application  Please scan and e-mail the application to Senior Deputy Dave Valadez at  Applications must be submitted no later than, September 26, 2018.  For additional information, please call Senior Deputy Dave Valadez at 805-319-9773.


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