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.

We are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2024 Academy! 

Application deadline is January 1st, 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. 

The Spring 2024 Academy will take place between February 20th 2024 and June 7th 2024.



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