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Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy


Next Academy
  Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Thursday evenings,
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

W.C.S.O. Training Room

For more information, contact
Vickie Pedrick
Williamson County Sheriff’s Ofc.

(615) 790-5560


Williamson County Sheriff's Office

 Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy

This academy is FREE!  It is designed to educate residents and/or business owners on how the Sheriff’s Office operates.  The 9-week academy meets once a week on Thursday evenings, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  To see when the next academy begins see the gold box at left.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Vickie Pedrick at (615) 790-5604 to receive the application form.  The application can also be downloaded from this web page and mailed to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office.  Class size is limited to 20 students and you must be at least 21 years of age to attend.  Priority may be given to applicants who live and work in Williamson County, TN.  You will be notified by mail if you are accepted into the next Academy. 

What is a Citizens Academy?

The Citizens Academy is a 13-week program designed to provide residents with information about how the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office operates. 

What is the purpose of the Citizens Academy?

The purpose of the academy is for the citizens to become familiar with their Sheriff’s Office, and to increase the knowledge and communications between the citizens and the police. 

Who are the instructors at the academy?

The academy instructors are the agency’s personnel and guest speakers.  Each instructor teaches in his/her expertise, and has years of training and experience to share with the participants.

Who is eligible to attend the academy?

Anyone 21 years of age and older is eligible and encouraged to apply.

How to apply

  For questions regarding the Citizens Academy, please contact Vickie Pedrick the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office. 

 Note: This academy is NOT a Police Academy to become a certified police officer

Examples Of The Subjects Covered

Emergency Operations Center

Criminal & Civil Warrants

Patrol Division



District Attorney

Criminal Investigations Division

Detention Division

Crime Prevention Division


Drug Abuse Resistance Education


School Resource Officer

Work Detail

Neighborhood Watch Program

Traffic Stops

21st Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force

Building Searches

Court Services Division

K-9 Demonstration

Courthouse Security/Transportation

Special Response Team (SWAT)