The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, UCSB Police Department and the City of Goleta are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the second Citizen’s Academy for Isla Vista residents and college students in Santa Barbara County. The eight-week interactive course begins on April 5 and runs through May 17 with classes from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. every Wednesday night at various locations throughout Santa Barbara County. The class ends with a graduation ceremony and celebratory BBQ on Saturday, May 20, 2017.
While the Sheriff’s Office puts on a yearly Citizen’s Academy open to the general public, this Citizen’s Academy is geared toward Isla Vista residents and college students residing in Santa Barbara County. The course includes classes on active shooter training, use of force, search and seizure law, building searches, arrest and control, firearms and K-9 operations, just to name a few.
To participate in Citizen’s Academy, please complete an application, scan and email it to Senior Deputy Dave Valadez at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due by March 20, 2017. For additional information, please call Senior Deputy Dave Valadez at 805-319-9773.