The San Diego County Sheriff's Department and District Attorney's Office are once again hosting a joint Citizens' Academy that is designed to offer San Diego County residents a behind-the-scenes look at the criminal justice system. This engaging and informative program is designed to increase understanding of the operations and methodology of the Sheriff's Department and District Attorney's Office and how law enforcement and the justice system intersect.

Although the program is offered at no cost, applicants must pass a background check and be willing to commit to attend a 6-week curriculum on one evening each week.

Participants who are selected from the competitive application process will have the unique opportunity to hear directly from subject matter experts in local law enforcement. A diverse program of topics ranges from the opioid epidemic to use-of-force. Participants will also have special access to the Sheriff's Department weapons simulator exercise.

The Fall 2019 Application Cycle is now closed. Please check this site for future Citizens' Academy announcements.

For more information please contact citizensacademy@sdcda.org or call (619) 531-3531.