Kent County Sheriff Department is now accepting applications

The Kent County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for their fall Citizen Police Academy.  The academy will run September 10, 2015 – November 19, 2015. Classes meet once a week for eleven weeks. Classes are held on Thursdays from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. The last session of the Academy is graduation. Classes are held at the Kent County Sheriff’s Office 701 Ball Ave NE Grand Rapids.

Entrance Requirements

Potential candidates for the Citizen Police Academy must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum age of 21
  • Live or work in Kent County
  • No Misdemeanor arrests within one year of application
  • No prior felony arrests

The students will also have the opportunity to ride with a Deputy to get a glimpse of what a typical patrol night might be like in Kent County.

Enrollment is limited to approximately twenty five students per session.

For more information on the Citizen’s Police Academy and the selection process please contact:

Sandi Jones 616-632-6221

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