Citizens' Academy


Sheriff Ferrara Announces 2016 Citizens’ Academy 

Have you ever wanted a behind the scenes look into the Solano County Sheriff’s Office? Maybe you’ve thought about a patrol ride-along, a jail tour, or watching a SWAT demonstration. Are you curious what goes on in dispatch or what our evidence technicians do? Sheriff Thomas A. Ferrara is excited to announce, now’s your chance to find out!

The Solano County Sheriff’s Office will be holding its first Citizens’ Academy since 2008. Classes start on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 and end with a graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The 10-week course will be held Wednesday evenings from 6:00-9:00 pm at the Sheriff’s Office, with one Saturday daytime class held off-site to give students first-hand experience in emergency vehicle operations.

We are confident that our class time instruction and dynamic hands on scenarios will prove both interesting and exciting.  The academy will allow citizens an in-depth look into the many facets of the Sheriff’s Office and an understanding of our commitment to the motto “Dedicated to Community Service.”  The goal of this program is not to convert citizens into law enforcement personnel, but to present it in a way which will dispel public misunderstandings and promote valuable and lasting relationships.  The main “message” for participants is that law enforcement personnel are dedicated professional public servants, whose concern for the community they serve is at the heart of everything they do.

Please join us for this special look into YOUR Sheriff’s Office. The class size is limited to the first 25 participants. Applications must be received by Monday, February 29, 2016. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Solano County. Please return the completed application along with a photocopy of your driver’s license or government issued identification to 530 Union Avenue, Ste. 100, Fairfield, Attention Deputy Christine Castillo or by email to [email protected]. All applicants will be notified of their acceptance status.  Don’t forget to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay involved and informed. Act fast as we expect this academy to fill up quickly!

For more information please contact Public Information Officer, Deputy Christine Castillo at (707) 784-7511 and [email protected]