Jasper County Sheriff’s Citizens Academy now accepting applications


The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office is now offering enrollment in our 18th, semi-annual, Sheriff’s Citizens Academy.

This session will run from September 10th to November 12th. Classes will be held every Tuesday night from 6:30-8:30 PM at various locations in Carthage, Mo.

Participants must be 18 years of age or older, have no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions. There is no cost for participants.

Topics will include: Patrol Functions, Dangerous Drugs, DWI Enforcement, K-9 Operations, Detention Center Operations, Dispatching, SWAT Operations, Firearms, Less-Lethal/Taser, Cyber Crimes, Crimes against Children, Criminal Investigations, and Crime Scene Investigations.


The Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy was initiated in 2010 to give the citizens of Jasper County an inside look into the day to day operations of the Sheriff’s Office and Jail. Participants will be introduced to the challenges faced by law enforcement and learn about why we do what we do. Participants will receive hands on training and will take the role of a Deputy Sheriff in training simulations.

Interested persons can visit www.jaspercountysheriff.org to obtain a registration form or contact Sgt. Craig Davis directly. Completed forms can be faxed to 417-359-8620, hand delivered or mailed to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office SCA, 231 South Main St. Carthage, Mo. 64836.

Applicants will be contacted at a later date to notify them of their acceptance.

Questions can be referred to Sgt. Craig Davis at 417-358-8177 ext.1212 or cdavis@jaspercountysheriff.org.


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