BARRON COUNTY -- The Citizen Law Enformcement Academy is a program designed to give citizens insight into law enforcement and the Barron County Sheriff’s Department. This program is offered free of charge. It will be held in the spring and fall. The fall program will be held on five Wednesday mornings from 10am to noon, every other week, beginning on September 20.
Topics covered during the academy may include, but is not be limited to:
- Sheriff’s Department overview, including tours of the jail and dispatch center and court system;
- Patrol Functions, including body camera demonstration (what actually happens vs. what the camera captures);
- Police canine demonstration;
- Drug presentation;
- Crime Scene Investigation;
- Use of Force Continuum / Shoot – don’t shoot scenarios;
- Emergency Response Team including Armored Vehicle, tactical gear, robot, drone, and thermal capabilities demonstrations;
- Court System presented by a judge
The dates of the Fall 2023 class will be September 20, October 4, October 18, November 1, and November 15. The location of the classes will be at the Barron County Justice Center. Please note that dates/times may change depending on the subject, equipment availability, or emergency situations.
To attend the Citizen Law Enforcement Academy you must pass a background check. Individuals with any felony convictions, or misdemeanor convictions within the past 5 years will not be accepted.
If you are interested in attending the program, please complete an application that can be found on the Sheriff’s Department website under the Information Tab at barronsheriff.org, or contact Sheriff’s Chris Fitzgerald via phone at (715)637-6737 or email at email@example.com, or Captain Jason Hagen via phone at (715)637-6870 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Return Completed application to them at the address listed below or by email.
Also, if you have any questions, please contact Captain Hagen or Sheriff Fitzgerald.