The Delta County Sheriff’s Office will hold its third Citizens’ Police Academy for Delta County residents. The Academy at the Technical College of the Rockies. Classes will be held every Thursday from 6–9 p.m., starting on March 5, and will run through May 21.

The purpose of the Citizens’ Academy is not to recruit citizens to become police officers, rather it is designed to provide Delta County citizens with an overview of the Delta County Sheriff’s Office and other local Law Enforcement Agencies’ operations, and to increase the level of understanding and cooperation between the community and deputies.

The law enforcement classes provide education and help to develop positive relations with Delta County citizens; it is an ongoing process to build community cooperation, understanding, and good will.

Applications can be picked up from the Delta County Sheriff’s Office or downloaded from the Delta County website at

Applications must be turned in by noon on March 5, 2020 to the Sheriff’s Office. All applicants must be a Delta County resident, at least 18 years old, and must complete the application, and obtain a background check. The class will be limited to 20 citizens.

Academy topics will include patrol, investigations, K-9, tactical team, crime scene investigation, dispatch, jail, firearms,traffic enforcement, traffic accident investigation, scenarios, ambulance, fire, coroner and more. Each citizen will have an opportunity to participate in one ride along with the Delta County Sheriff’s Office patrol division.

If you have any questions, please contact Sergeant Gates Shaklee at 970-874-2000 at the Delta County Sheriff’s Office or via email at

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