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Sheriff’s Citizens Academy Application

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Notice to Applicants

  • Applicants must be 25 years of age
  • Applicants must be Franklin County residents
  • Applicants must have NO prior felony convictions
  • Applicants must have NO misdemeanor arrests within the past 36 months prior to the academy start date.
  • Incomplete applications will NOT be processed

Background Check Authorization

This document constitutes a Consent, Release / Agreement of Indemnification and permission to conduct a background check entered on the date provided below and signed by the applicant.

As an applicant to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy, I hereby authorize the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office to conduct a criminal background investigation.

I understand that all available police and criminal records will be checked by this office and will be used to determine my eligibility for the Sheriff’s Citizens Academy.  All information obtained will remain confidential in accordance with the law.

Release Form

The undersigned, in consideration for the privilege of being a participant in the Sheriff’s Citizens Academy, and recognizing that such activity involves certain inherent risks and dangers, does hereby agree to assume the risks attendant to all activities associated with the participation in the Sheriff’s Citizens Academy Program.

Photo / Image Release

I grant the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and County of Franklin the right to print, publish, broadcast and / or televise any and all photographic or video images of myself taken by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, or its designated agent, for use in commercial advertising, public service announcements, displays, publications and any other public relations efforts.  I further release the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and County of Franklin of any and all future claims and rights to these images.


I understand the importance of my commitment to attend all classes of the Sheriff’s Citizens Academy.  I understand that the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to rescind my enrollment at any time during the course of the program.