The Citizens’ Academy sessions include lectures, discussions and in-person visits to various Sheriff’s Office divisions including the Shelby County Jail. Citizens’ Academy participants also have the opportunity to ride-along with patrol officers to see the challenges officers face as they patrol the streets. The goal of the Citizens’ Academy is not only to give the citizen’s of Shelby County a deeper understanding of who we are and why we do what we do, but to also forge a stronger relationship between the Sheriff’s Office and the community we serve.

Date: Starts May 13th, 2014 - July 29th, 2014
Eleven weeks including a Graduation ceremony.

993 DoveCrest
Memphis, TN 38134

TIME: 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM (Tuesdays) and 5 Saturdays from 8:00am - 11:00am in the 11 week session.

If you are interested in attending, please contact:
Sgt. Andrea Richardson
Shelby County Sheriff's Training Academy
993 Dovecrest
Memphis, TN 38134
Phone: 901-222-6099

The Sheriff’s Office is now taking applications for class session (May 13th, 2014 - July 29th, 2014). Applications will be accepted March 11th, 2014 through March 27th, 2014. Participants must pass a background check to be eligible for the Citizens' Academy.

ONLINE Enrollment Form link opens in a new window

To Enroll PLEASE FILL in and click SUBMIT. Upon submittal and acceptance, you will receive a confirmation form either via email as a PDF attachment or postal mail. PRINT, SIGN and return this confirmation form via postal mail or fax. Addresses are on the form.

Photo Galleries of past Citizens Academy Graduations