Today is the deadline to register for the upcoming Washington County Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy starting March 29.

This eight-week course offers citizens a behind-the-scenes glimpse at emergency dispatch, sheriff deputies, correctional officers and support staff's daily operations.

Programming includes a K-9 unit demonstration, firearms and SWAT simulations, a tour of the Washington County Jail and processing a crime scene.

Sessions will take place Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. from March 29 through May 17.

Application is required for participation.

Online applications are available at and can be emailed to

For more information about the Citizen's Academy, contact Sergeant Joel Legut at 651-430-7828.