Waukesha County

Citizens' Academy

The Waukesha County Citizens' Academy was established in 1995 and provides opportunities for citizens to learn more about the operations and duties used by Sheriff's Deputies to keep the community safe.

Lectures, field trips, ride-alongs and activities similar to real police training are used to educate and provide citizens insight into the job functions of the Sheriff’s Department.

We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2023 Academy! 

Applications are due July 31st, 2023

Academy Classes will run from September 5th - November 21st. Submit an application or call 262-548-7122 to learn more info. 

The program also fosters a growing pool of well-informed graduates who share their knowledge and insights with others and become active participants in preventing crime.

The Citizens' Academy is held for 12 weeks in the spring and/or fall. The class agenda covers many law enforcement related topics and functions such as:

  • Waukesha County Jail
  • Patrol Division - OWIs
  • Mock OWI Trial and Court Services
  • Detective Bureau
  • Drone Unit
  • Communications Center
  • Use of Force
  • Identification Bureau 
  • Polygraphs
  • Tactical Enforcement Unit
  • Canine Unit
  • Metro Drug Unit
  • Search and Recovery Unit
  • Firearms
  • Traffic Stops
  • Medical Examiner's Office

For more information please contact:
Sheriff's Department Administrative Office at 262-548-7122

Citizen's Academy Alumni
Graduates of the Waukesha County Sheriff's Citizens' Academy are invited to join the Citizens' Academy Alumni Association. The Association is a non-profit organization that supports the purpose and objectives of the Sheriff's Department through its activities and fund raising efforts.The Association also offers continuing education programs and alumni picnics along with assisting the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department with programs such as Shop with the Sheriff, Waukesha County Fair, Make-A-Wish and K-9 Golf Outing.

Please contact the Waukesha County Citizens' Academy Alumni Association (WCSCAAA) for more information at:

P.O. Box 192
Waukesha, WI 53187-0192