Citizen's Academy

Next Class Date to be Determined


The Citizens' Academy is offered each year (new class dates are pending). During the Citizens' Academy, attendees will get a view of who we are, how we operate, and what services the Sheriff's Office provides. It has been shown that Citizens' Academies do much to foster a mutual trust between law enforcement and the residents they serve.  Academy classes are taught by specially selected "experts in the field." The classes are held at the Sheriff's Office or the Sheriff's Training Center, with field trips to other Sheriff's facilities throughout the course.

This informative program covers all operational aspects of the Sheriff's Office, including disaster and emergency preparedness. We are confident this curriculum will prove to be a great opportunity for citizens to get an in-depth look into the many facets of the Sheriff's Office and to understand our commitment to the motto "Dedicated to Community Service." The goal of the program is not to convert citizens into law enforcement personnel, but to present law enforcement in a manner that will dispel public misunderstandings and promote valuable and lasting relationships. The main "message" for participants is that law enforcement personnel are dedicated and professional public servants whose concern for the people they serve is at the heart of everything they do.

Sheriff Gary R. Stanton will be on hand to meet and welcome the class on the first evening. The location will be at the Sheriff's Office located at 530 Union Ave, in the city of Fairfield. Applications may be picked up at this location by clicking this link
Citizen Academy Application Form . The class size is usually limited to 25 participants and all applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age. Participants may be residents from any city within Solano County. A $25 fee will be required with submission of application. All participants will receive a polo shirt to be worn during class, a coffee mug and a certificate upon graduation. We ask that you submit your application early in order to guarantee your seat. A waiting list will be formed once the class has reached capacity. For more information regarding the citizens' academy, please contact Sheriff's Citizens' Academy Coordinator, Sgt. Walt Gilliam at  707-421-7507.