Carson City Sheriff’s Office offering Citizens Academy

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Citizens Academy this spring for anyone interested in learning more about the Sheriff’s Office.

The Citizens Academy is an informative academy to show interested patrons how the Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center are managed and operated. The class will tour areas such as the detention center, Dispatch center and get to see a SWAT team demonstration. Each class will start with a question and answer session from Sheriff Ken Furlong and Undersheriff Steve Albertsen, followed by speakers and activities from each of the departments within the Sheriff’s Office. Departments include Patrol, the Crime Lab, Evidence, Investigations, the Coroner’s Office, Civil/Records. Nevada Highway Patrol, DUI/Traffic and Crimes against the Elderly.

Classes are each Wednesday, from March 2 to May 11, from 6-9 p.m. in the Ormsby Room at the Sheriff’s Office. Some classes will be held at off-site locations.

The academy is open to adults 18 years or older with a preference given to Carson City residents, local merchants and their employees and senior citizens. There’s no charge for the classes, but do to the limited number of seats, all interested parties must fill out an application form and not all may be able to attend. The deadline for applications is Monday, Feb. 29 at 5 p.m.

For more information or to request an application please contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, located at 911 Musser Street, or call Ken Smith at 775-887-2020 ext. 41932 or at 775-283-7810 or via email at


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