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The Bracken County Sheriff’s Office may host a yearly Citizen’s Police Academy depending on participation and other factors.   This program is usually hosted in September.  Classes are one night a week for ten weeks and run from 6pm-8pm at the Bracken County Justice Center.

Applications may be picked up at the Sheriff’s Office or click PRINT APPLICATION to print here.

The Bracken County Sheriff’s Office Citizen's Police Academy is a program conducted by the Sheriff and Chief Deputy for citizens and business owners of Bracken County.  The focus is on operational procedures and policies of the Sheriff’s Office and criminal justice system.  The purpose of the program is to heighten awareness of law enforcement’s role in the community and the goal is to increase understanding and communication through hands on and classroom instruction. 

Citizen Police Academy participants are selected through an application process.  Enrollment is limited to 15 attendees to achieve a more personal experience for the participants.  Attendees will experience some of the following topics during the training:  FATS (Firearms Training Simulator); Crime Scene Investigation; Narcotic/Drug Investigations; Court Procedures; Patrol Techniques & Procedures; Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Investigation, Use of Force and other miscellaneous topics.

The curriculum will consist of ten sessions, conducted once a week on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings.  A ride-along with an officer on shift will be scheduled separately if participant wants (not mandatory to complete but recommended).  Upon successful completion, a graduation ceremony will be held on the tenth night of class.  Friends and family are welcome to attend.  For additional information, please call Sheriff Robert "Bobby" Boody or Chief Deputy Ian Kelsch at (606) 735-3233.  A message may be left at that number after office hours or email us at

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