Sheriff Citizen's Academy

12th Sheriff's Citizen’s Academy

The Napa County Sheriff's Office is looking for a few good men and women to join the 12th Napa County Sheriff's Citizen's Academy!  The Citizen's Academy is a program designed to give those with little to no law enforcement exposure or experience a chance to see what goes on "behind the scenes" at the Sheriff's Office.  

Participants will attend classroom presentations regarding relevant law enforcement topics instructed by members of the Sheriff's Office. In addition, participants will be given the opportunity to apply what they have learned through role playing scenarios.  By the time the academy is complete, all participants will have special insight into the inner workings of the Sheriff's Office and law enforcement in general.  It should be noted that this academy is not intended to prepare participants for a career in law enforcement.

Academy Objectives

  • Increase communication and build a relationship of trust and understanding between the Sheriff’s Office and the citizens of the community.
  • Provide education and insight to citizens concerning the job functions of a law enforcement officer.
  • Create a non-threatening setting for citizens to share concerns with Sheriff’s Department employees.
  • Foster a pool of well informed “graduates” who will share knowledge and insight with others.
  • Build a pool of alumni graduates.


Applicants must:

  • Be 18 years of age
  • Not have any prior felony or misdemeanor convictions that imply moral corruption
  • Be able to handle graphic material
  • Live or work in the County of Napa

Space is Limited- Apply Now!

The next Academy starts February 21st, 2018 and includes 12 sessions.  The majority of the sessions will occur on Wednesday evenings from six p.m. to nine p.m.


  • Application deadline is Monday, February 5th, 2018 at 5 p.m.
  • Complete Application, sign it, and return to the Sheriff's Office attention Deputy Pete Berg
  • Sheriff Citizen's Academy (SCA) Application (PDF)
  • The academy will be held in the Sheriff's Office building located at:
    1535 Airport Boulevard
    Napa, CA 94558