Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Police Academy to begin in January

Published 8:00 am Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office is currently taking applications for the 2019 session of the Citizen’s Police Academy.

The Citizen’s Police Academy will consist of 14 sessions offered from 6-9 p.m. Thursday evenings. The classes will run from Jan. 24 through May 2, 2019, and will end with a graduation ceremony.

The class will be limited to the first 25 applicants, and applicants must successfully pass a background investigation. 

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The Citizen’s Police Academy will introduce participants to the various functions of the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office and will feature instruction by staff from the different units of the sheriff’s office. The goal of the citizen’s police academy, in addition to providing an overview of the sheriff’s office, is to create meaningful partnerships with the citizens of Spartanburg County and give the sheriff’s office the ability to serve the county’s citizens better and more efficiently through the open exchange of knowledge and communication, representatives said.

The citizen police academy is open to adults 18 years of age and older and is provided free of charge.

Applications are available at the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, 8045 Howard St., and online at Applications will be accepted through Dec. 31. 

Those interested in learning more may contact Lt. Kevin Bobo at 864-503-4505 or via email at; or Master Deputy Darren Dukes at 864-503-4676 or via email

– Submitted by Kevin Bobo