MCSO Spanish Language Citizens Academy Begins In August

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is offering a Spanish Language Citizens Academy starting on August 13, 2016. Interested members of the public can apply now for the four-session academy that will be taught entirely in Spanish by Sheriff’s Office instructors. This is the fourth such academy to be offered for members of the community who speak primarily Spanish. The first three academies have graduated nearly 60 students. Over 900 employees of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office are of Hispanic descent.

As with every academy the Sheriff’s Office presents, attendees will learn about the operations of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office through classroom presentations, tours and interactive demonstrations.

The Academy meets on alternating Saturdays beginning August 13th, and continuing on August 27th, September 10th and September 24th. Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be on hand for the graduation luncheon on the final Saturday. The academy times are 8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Our Spanish language academies have been extremely popular,” said Sheriff Arpaio. “This one could be the best yet.” This is not a bi-lingual presentation.

Those interested in attending the Spanish Language Citizens Academy are asked to visit the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office website at for an application form and class flyer.