​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Citizens Sheriff's Academy

Sergeant Matthew Gabrielson #668/1493
Administrative Training Officer
630-444-1019​ Office
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.​

What is the Citizens Sheriff's Academy

The Kane County Citizens Sheriff's Academy is a no-cost ten-week program designed to provide the Citizens of Kane County with insight and understanding of daily law enforcement operations.  The program consists of a three-hour class conducted once a week; and, the curriculum addresses a myriad of policing subjects and their interrelationship to the community. 

The Sheriff's Office conducts a spring and fall session each year.  Classes are limited to no more than twenty-five students in each session.

Why do we conduct the program?

The Kane County Sheriff's Office offers the Citizens Sheriff's ​Academy so that our officers can interact with area residents in an informational setting, as well as so that our neighbors feel fully informed regarding the role of public safety in their local community.

​What are our goals?

Kane County deputies volunteer their time, as well as prepare their course curriculum and competencies based on real-world experiences.  The program has been developed to allow for small-group interaction and exchange.  The small-group settings allow us to exchange information and develop deeper relationships with you, our neighbors.

What topics are covered?

Topics that are taught include, and may not be limited to Patrol Tactics; Bomb Disposal; Criminal Investigations; Traffic and DUI Enforcement; K-9 Unit; Firearms; Crime Scene Investigation; SWAT; and, Neighborhood Policing.

Is the Citizens Sheriff's Academy for me?

The Kane County Citizens Sheriff's Academy is designed to provide students with an accelerated understanding of what it takes to become a Sheriff's deputy and the various areas within the Sheriff's Office.  The course is designed for enthusiastic learners who are of age eighteen years of age or older and wish to strengthen community partnerships.  A criminal background check and waiver of liability is required prior to admittance. ​

When does the next session start?​​

The 2023 Spring Citizens Sheriff's Academy date will be posted after the 1st of the year.  For additional program details, please contact Sergeant Matt Gabrielson at 630-444-1019.​

How do I register?

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