Citizens Academy

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The Citizens Academy is a community oriented program designed to increase the communication, awareness, and participation between our agency and the citizens we serve.  It is a tool that can be used to dispel many false conceptions of our agency and law enforcement in general. Our classes are held on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 PM in the Sheriff’s Office Training Facility in Summerville. 

The classes are approximately two hours in length.  There are six classes with the last class being held on Saturday morning with a field trip.  This will be our K-9 demonstration and graduation.

Participants must be at least 18 years of age, live in Dorchester County and pass a criminal history check with no prior convictions of any serious crime.

Citizens who are interested in participating in the academy should complete the Application and mail it to:

Dorchester County Sheriff's Office
212 Deming Way, Box 9
Summerville, SC 29483