Citizens' Police Academy

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office is again offering a Citizens’ Police Academy for Delta County residents. The academy will take place at the Technical College of the Rockies (Vo-Tech in Delta). Classes will be every Thursday in March, April and the beginning of May. Classes will be held from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, depending on the topic.

The purpose of the Citizens’ Police Academy is not to recruit citizens to become police officers. The academy is designed to provide the Delta County Community with an overview of the Delta County Sheriff’s Office and other local Law Enforcement agencies operations and to increase the level of understanding and cooperation between the community and officers. The classes in law enforcement provide a way to educate and develop positive relations with the citizens. It is an ongoing process to build community cooperation, understanding and good will.

You can receive an application from the Delta County Sheriff’s Office or fill out and submit the online application. Applications must be turned in prior to the start date. All applicants must be Delta County residents and must be 18 years or older. All applicants must complete the application and a background check. Class will be limited to 20 cadets, depending on applications received.

Topics include Patrol, Investigations, K-9, SWAT, Crime Scene Investigation, Dispatch, Jail, Traffic Enforcement, Traffic Accident Investigations, Scenarios and more. Each cadet will get one ride along with a Deputy or Sergeant.

If you have any questions, please get in contact with Sergeant Gates Shaklee by contacting the Delta County Sheriff’s Office 970-874-2000, or email


Citizens' Police Academy Application Form