Gary Halvorson, Oregon State ArchivesThe Linn County Sheriff’s Office is offering a Citizens Academy session for the Spring of 2018. The thirteen week course will be held on Tuesday’s from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Linn County Sheriff’s Office in Albany. This interactive and educational program will begin on Tuesday, April 3rd, with a graduation ceremony on Tuesday, June 26th. The course is designed to improve citizens’ understanding of the workings of the various areas of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office and to gain a deeper understanding of how we are organized and operate. The atmosphere at the Citizens Academy is fun and informative with classes being taught by Sheriff`s Office team members.

Citizens Academy participants are introduced to each division and specialty team within the Linn County Sheriff’s Office including Patrol, Corrections, defense tactics, traffic enforcement, narcotics investigations, Search and Rescue, Communications/Dispatch, Animal Control, work crew, prisoner transport and emergency vehicle operation. In addition, we will also host a Saturday Range Day session where students will learn firearm fundamentals and safety, and have the opportunity to participate in live fire exercises.

The Citizens Academy is free and is open to qualified and interested citizens of Linn County.

For more information, please visit our website at

Applications are online at These forms are due by Saturday, March 31, 2018. Class will be limited to 25 students.

For additional information, contact Kori Goff at