The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office began conducting a Citizen’s Academy in 1997, and has continued this course of study on an annual basis. Students are selected from applicants who reside in or are employed in Montgomery County and meet the entry requirements. The goal of the Citizen’s Academy is to foster a relationship between the Sheriff’s Office and the community.

By providing information to the community, and developing an understanding on how their Sheriff’s Office operates, it develops a better working relationship for all. It will also provide opportunities for ongoing communication between the members of the community and the Sheriff’s Office. This partnership is the most practical, efficient, and powerful tool in the fight against crime.


The Citizen’s Academy is conducted at the Clint Peoples Training Academy, which is located in the Criminal Justice Center at 1 Criminal Justice Drive, Conroe, Texas. Class size is limited to approximately thirty five students and the course of study is spread over fifteen weeks, with one three hour class each week. The Class nights are Tuesdays from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm and also one Saturday.

Instructors include members of the Sheriff’s Office from divisions such as Administrative staff, Patrol, Special Investigations Unit, Criminal Investigations Division, Departmental Integrity Unit, Academy, Communications, Crime Scene Investigations.

There are two classes held each year. The class 2015.1 starts February 19th and lasts until May 21st.  The class 2015.2 starts August 17th and lasts until November 10th.


Go to the links below for applications.

For answers to questions, please contact Deputy Steve Squier at (936) 539-7867 or by email (email is best way to contact)

Fall 2015 classes will be held at 112 Academy Dr., Conroe, TX 77301. Click here for a map.

Fall 2015 Citizens Academy Course Schedule (August 17th to November 10th) and Fall 2015 Application **Deadline for application:  August 10, 2015.

Citizen Academy Class Rules (Posted 12.05.2011)

 See the Montgomery County Sheriff's Citizens Academy Alumni Association link for additional information.



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