Benton Co. Sheriff’s Office Hosts Citizens Academy

Applications are now being accepted to attend the Benton County Sheriff’s Office first Citizens Academy. 

Attending this free five-week academy will teach citizens about law enforcement and enable them to experience all facets of and the daily operations of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. 

Subjects from patrol procedures and traffic enforcement to crime scene investigations and crime analysis will be introduced and taught by the actual officers who conduct these activities “in the field.” 

Citizens will also be able to participate in tours of the Benton County Jail, the Justice Center and the Coroner’s Office. 

Applications will be available on the Benton County website, can be picked up at the Sheriff’s Office in Kennewick, or through email by sending a request to Detective Sergeant Dan McCary at 

Completed applications must be received by March 15, 2013. 

Class size will be limited to thirty attendees and will begin on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 6PM.  Unless otherwise scheduled, all classes will be held at the Benton County Health Department located at 7102 West Okanogan Place, in Kennewick, WA.

At the end of the five week class, Sheriff Keane will select graduates from the class to form the nucleus of a volunteer type program to assist the Sheriff’s Office in our day to day operations, administrative and other special events.

For more information, please contact the sheriff's office:

Kennewick 735-6555  Prosser 786-5605