The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy is a great opportunity to experience the activities of a law enforcement officer, while also encountering a wide variety of topics from that perspective, and learning about the operations, job knowledge, skills, and the principles of policing required to be a modern law enforcement officer.
We welcome you to participate in this enlightening and informative training. You will receive instruction and interact with numerous representatives from our agency and will forge new relationships with officers, classmates, and former Sheriff's Citizen Academy Alumni.
Residents may ride-along with sheriff’s deputies and learn about Sheriff’s Office operations by taking the free Sheriff’s Citizens Academy course.
The 14-week class will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays beginning Aug. 10 at the Sheriff’s Office at 940 New Salem Highway in Murfreesboro.
Topics covered include communications, patrol, training, investigations, school resource officers, gangs, detention, forensics and cold cases, active shooter, narcotics, negotiations, SWAT, mounted patrol, K-9s and the psychology of law enforcement.