The *S.T.A.R.* Academy

(Sheriff's Training for Accountability and Responsibility)

For several years law enforcement agencies, throughout the United States, have allowed their respective communities access into daily operation of their agency. The Washington County Sheriff's Office has participated in this program through the Citizens Academy concept and also through the Reserve Deputy program.

From those two programs and from inquiries from community groups and respective individuals, the Washington County Sheriff's Office is pleased to offer a somewhat different approach to these issues.

In an effort to provide information to career seeking individuals, the Washington County Sheriff's Office is presenting the "S.T.A.R. ACADEMY". This academy, offered to individuals between the ages of 18 and 21, is designed to introduce the concepts of the criminal justice system to those individuals that may want to pursue a career in law enforcement.

The program consists of a six week course and provides an overall view of the daily operations of the Sheriff's Office. Areas covered are; ethics in law enforcement, corrections, patrol techniques, homeland security issues, court scenarios, community relations, 9-1-1 function and other related agency programs.

For Photos of our most recent S.T.A.R. Academy click here.


Citizens applying for The S.T.A.R. Academy must adhere to the following standards:

  • Must be between 18 and 21 years of age
  • No criminal history other than minor traffic violations
  • Must meet all training requirements to successfully complete the program
  • Must attend two 3-hour training sessions per week and an 8-hour class on a Saturday


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