Registration for this month’s MCSO citizen academy now open

[Courtesy of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office]

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Posted September 12, 2023 | By Caroline Brauchler

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the Citizens Academy course starting later this month.

The Citizens Academy Program is a seven-week program intended to educate the public about the law enforcement and detention services provided by MCSO, according to their website.

The course starts on Sept. 26 and sessions will be held 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays.

“During the program, MCSO staff will highlight all units within the sheriff’s office, giving citizens an in-depth understanding of what the agency is doing for the community,” according to an MCSO press release.

Registration is open to anyone, and the course is free of charge.

“Each week will focus on a different aspect of the agency, personnel, equipment, policies, procedures, and overall function. Students will be able to view specialty unit equipment and hear from experts in law enforcement, investigations, detention, and administration,” according to the press release.

For more information and to apply, visit

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