Advanced Citizen’s Academy

Anyone wanting to be part of the Advanced Citizen’s Academy can pick up an application between now and February 12 from the Saline County Sheriff’s Office, the Salina Police Department or can register online.

The Academy runs from March 31 and ends on May 17.

The Saline County Sheriff’s Office and the Salina Police Department jointly offer a Citizen’s Academy. Sheriff Glen Kochanowski and Chief of Police Brad Nelson believe a community and government partnership is important to providing services and meeting the needs of a growing city and county population. When the community and law enforcement become cooperation partners, they form a powerful alliance, capable of addressing community issues and concerns. The Citizen’s Academy is part of a continuing program designed to 1) acquaint citizens with law enforcement’s practices and services and 2) acquaint officers with concerns and perceptions of the community.

The mission of the Citizen’s Academy is to build a better understanding between citizens and law enforcement through education and positive interaction.

Participants must have completed the Citizens Academy to be eligible for the Advanced Citizens Academy.

If you are interested in more information, contact the Saline County Sheriff’s Office at 826-6500, or contact Sgt Brent Rupert at the Salina Police Department at 826-7210.

  • Minimum age of 21 years
  • Live or work in Saline County, Kansas
  • No felony convictions
  • No misdemeanor arrest within one year of application

Applicants can find the online application here: