Applications Now Accepted for 2020 Citizens Academy at St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

LEONARDTOWN, Md. - The annual St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy provides residents with an inside look into the day-to-day operations of the law enforcement agency. In joining the free Academy, citizens can learn about the K-9 Unit, Emergency Services Team, Forensics/Crime Lab, Uniform Patrol, Administration, Criminal Investigations Division, Communications/911, Community Policing, Corrections, the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and other topics.

Who can attend?
Anyone over the age of 18 interested in attending the Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy may apply. Please complete an application and return it to the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office in person, by mail, fax 301-475-6865, or email The application will be processed and you will be contacted when the class is scheduled to begin.

Space on the Citizens Academy is limited to 16 people and spaces fill quickly. Because of future potential COVID19 restrictions, classes could be postponed. 

When and Where?
The eight-week course is free. Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from Aug. 20 through Oct. 8, 2020 between 6 and 9 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters at 23150 Leonard Hall Drive in Leonardtown.

How to Apply:
1. Obtain a Citizens Academy application from the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters Station Clerk or by contacting the Executive Coordinator at 301-475-4200 x*1910, or online at

2. Applications may be returned to the Sheriff’s Office in person, mailed or faxed or emailed to

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