Citizen’s Police Academy

Sheriff Tim Luce has announced that the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office will be holding its annual Citizen’s Police Academy this November. The purpose of the academy is to give the citizens of Seneca County a better understanding about law enforcement and how the Sheriff’s Office operates within the community.

The academy will consist of four Wednesday night sessions: November 3rd, 10th, 17th, and December 1st 2021. Sessions will begin at 6:00 PM  and last until approximately 9:00 PM. Each session will focus on a different division of the Sheriff’s Office and give an inside look at Administration, Road Patrol, Investigations and Corrections. Classroom and hands-on activities will be conducted  by the professionals who do the job.

Candidates that complete the program will be scheduled for an optional ride-a-long with a Deputy, receive a certificate of completion, and a t-shirt.

Candidates must be able to attend all four sessions. Anyone that is interested can contact Danielle Thompson at 315-220-3403. Or email  A light background check will be conducted on all interested candidates.

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, a resident of Seneca County, and also have a genuine interest in good citizenship. There are no physical requirements, only a desire to learn.

Covid-19 protocols are currently in place so please bring a mask. Masks will also be available free of charge.

The academy class size will be kept small to maximize the experience. Eligible applicants that do not make this academy will be considered for future academies.