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.

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.

Registration deadline for the WSD fall Citizens Academy is July 31st 2024.

The anticapted start date is September 3rd 2024.  

This free 12-week program is open to applicants on a first come, first served basis. The academy will be filled based on the order in which completed applications are received. Once the current academy is full, those who did not get a seat will be given priority for the next session.

Applicants who are selected to attend will be notified by email at least two weeks prior to start of the academy. Exact dates, times and locations of the classes will be sent to applicants once the background investigation has been completed. 



For more information please contact:

Sheriff's Department Administrative Office

[email protected]




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

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