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Montgomery County Sheriffs Office

Citizens Academy

We have begun our Citizens Academy for the new year! If you're not familiar with our Citizens Academy, it was established in 1997 to educate the citizens of Montgomery County on how the Sheriff's Office operates and to promote public safety among our community members. Classes are designed to be interesting as well as informative. Citizens are given an opportunity to ride with a Deputy on patrol, tour the County Jail, volunteer at events that are sponsored by the Sheriff's Office as well as train on the Firearms Training Simulator.

The Citizens Academy is a 'free' 6-week course that meets on Monday evenings from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at our office, located at 115 South Perry Street. All material will be discussed during the meetings and neither homework nor physical activity is required.


• Resident of Montgomery County

• At least 21 years of age or older

• Pass a criminal background check

• Attend weekly meetings

Course Dates:

**March 2, 2020 –April 6, 2020

Applications can also be requested by calling 832-1339

or request by mail or fax.

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

Attn: Citizens Academy Registration

115 South Perry Street

Montgomery, Alabama 36104

Fax request to 832-7113

**If you missed the first class, you can still attend the course, please contact our Administrative Division at 832-1339 TODAY!

Firearms Familiarization Course

Register NOW for our Firearms Familiarization Courses for 2020!

We know that learning how to protect yourself is very important in today's world. The class is held at our Sheriff D.T. Marshall Firearms Training Center and is FREE to Montgomery County residents! The morning session is classroom instruction on firearm safety and firearm laws. The afternoon session allows citizens to practice shooting on our Firing Range for the remainder of the class (if you would like). All classes are under the instruction of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Range Master.


Course Requirements:

• Montgomery County Citizen

• Obtain a Montgomery County Pistol Permit (prior to the course date)

• Complete an Application for the Course

2020 Course Dates:

March 14, April 18, June 6, July 11, August 8, September 5, October 10


Pistol Permit Questions?

334.832.1335 or 334.832.1337

Course Questions or to Obtain an Application?



Your safety is our primary concern; therefore, we ask that you do not bring children to this class.

Sheriff's Office App

If you haven't already heard, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has a phone app called "Montgomery County AL Sheriff" that can be accessed through your phone's app store. Once you have added this app to your phone, you can easily set your phone up to receive important push notifications. Push notifications are quick, important messages that can notify you of road closure(s), blocked road(s), anything pertinent to your travel, escapee, etc. While our app can help you with many things including checking to see if someone is in the county jail, it is most helpful to receive push notifications.


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