Franklin County Sheriff’s Office to host Citizens Law Enforcement Academy

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy is a 12 week program designed to give participants an inside look at law enforcement. During the academy, students will meet weekly to cover a variety of topics providing awareness of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office functions, community involvement and law enforcement education.

The Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy of Franklin County is dedicated to building relationships between the Sheriff’s Office and the community. The combined effort of residents and deputies encourages the best atmosphere to problem solving. Transparency, communication and understanding between deputies and residents are prioritized through education and collaboration. This mutual effort will assist deputies and citizens as they address the concerns of the community they live and serve in. “We are stronger together,” Sheriff Steve Pelton notes.

The Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy is open to participants that meet the following requirements:


• Be at least 18 years old

• Anyone who lives, works or owns property in Franklin County

• Must not be a convicted felon or have a lengthy violent criminal history

• Students who come under criminal investigation should remove themselves from the program until the investigation is concluded

• The Sheriff’s Academy is not a physically demanding program. Adults of all ages are encouraged to apply.


The 2019 Citizens Academy Class is currently filled. We look forward to continuing this program for years to come.