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Citizen's Academy
  • Are you curious as to how the Sheriff's budget is structured?
  • Are you interested in learning more about how the Sheriff's Office works?
  • Do you want to try your hand at chasing criminals, crime scene investigation, and firearms safety?
  • Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work in the jail or communications center?
  • Would you like to ride along with the patrol deputies on duty?

If so, the Citizen's Academy may be for you.

About the Academy
Sheriff Fitzgerald's commitment to the citizens of Story County includes making the office more accessible to the public. In the Citizen's Academy, participants learn more about the Sheriff's Office and what it takes to provide law enforcement services to the citizens of Story County. They experience every division within the office and receive hands on experience most nights.

The three-hour classes are held one night a week for 10 weeks. New classes are planned for each spring. There is no cost to participate.

To sign up or for more information on the Citizen's Academy, please contact Sgt. Gary Backous at (515) 382-7473.