Citizens Academy


Get an inside look at what transpires behind the scenes at Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Meet some of the dedicated 911 dispatchers,deputy sheriffs, correctional officers and support staff who make it all happen-from the moment you dial 911 Emergency. 

Why the Citizen's Academy?


  • Gain an understanding of the many roles and responsibilities within the Washington County Sheriff's Office
  • Understand how decisions are made 
  • Develop citizen awareness
  • Create a dialogue between the citizens of Washington County and it's law enforcement community 

What will Citizen's Academy participants experience?


The Citizen's Academy  will be an interactive program between the instructors and the students.

  • Watch a K-9 Demonstration
  • Participate in Firearms and SWAT simulations
  • Tour the Jail
  • Process a Crime Scene
  • Much more!

How do I apply for the Citizen's Academy?


For more information about the Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Academy, please contact Sergeant Joel Legut at (651) 430-7828.

Citizen's Academy Online Form PDF 
Citizen's Academy Online Form Word
Citizens Academy Printable Form

Where do I send my application?


Email: laura.jackson@co.washington.mn.us

Mailing Address
Washington County Sheriff's Office
15015 62nd Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082
Attention: Deputy Laura Jackson