Get to Know More About Your Sheriff's Office

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the 2009 Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy. This is an opportunity for citizens of Shawnee County to learn more about the daily operations of the Sheriff’s Office.

The Academy is a 14-week program that begins January 14 and runs through April 15, 2009. The Academy will be held every Wednesday from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Law Enforcement Center.

The purpose of the Academy is to help develop positive relations between the Sheriff’s Office and the community through education. Academy courses will include Traffic Enforcement, K-9 and Polygraph demonstrations, Hostage Negotiation, Computer Crimes, Criminal Investigation, Crime Scene Investigation, Use of Force Policy and Special Weapons And Tactics.

Any Citizen, 18 years of age or older, who has no criminal record and is interested in Law Enforcement and learning more about the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office is encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted through December 17th, 2008. Applications can be picked up at the Sheriff’s Office, 320 S. Kansas Ave. or visit our website:

For an application or to get more information contact:

Deputy Jay Boyles at 368-2265 or e-mail at

Deputy Dan Lopez at 368 2218 or e-mail at