Citizens Academy

Each year, in the fall, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office holds a Citizens Police Academy. The purpose of the academy is to give citizens of Seneca County a better understanding about law enforcement and how the Sheriff’s Office works within the community.  

The academy consists of four Thursday night sessions from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Each session has a focus on different aspects of the Sheriff’s Office and gives an inside look at Administration, Road Patrol, Investigations and Corrections. Candidates that complete the program are scheduled for a ride-a-long with a Deputy, receive a certificate of completion and a T-shirt.

The dates for the academy are announced in a press release. Candidates must be able to attend all 4 sessions. Anyone interested can contact Danielle Thompson at 315-220-3403. A light background check will be conducted.

Applicants must be at least 21 years old, be residents of Seneca County and have a genuine interest in good citizenship. Senior citizens are welcome to apply.