Marshall County

Inaugural Marshall County Sheriff’s Citizen Academy

January 26, 2023 at 1:58 pm

The Sheriff’s Citizen Academy will provide attendees a look inside the Marshall County Sheriff's Office, which is the most multi-faceted law enforcement agency in our field.  During the course of ten weeks, citizens will be introduced to a large variety of topics throughout the several divisions of the Office.

The Citizen Academy is designed to give attendees a broad overview of the numerous functions entrusted by the Iowa Code to the Office of Sheriff.  While this training session is not designed to train citizens as a law enforcement officer, attendees will have a better understanding of what a career in law enforcement entails.

The Citizen Academy will be taught by command staff and deputies who have specialized expertise in the subject matter.  Attendees will be encouraged to ask question and express ideas to Instructors.

The schedule is as follows:

March 21 – Introductions, Patrol Procedures, Traffic Enforcement

March 28 – K-9, Building Searches

April 4 – Jail Division

April 11 – SWAT

April 18 – Defensive Tactics/Less Lethal Options

April 25 – OWI Enforcement/Field Sobriety Testing

May 2 – Civil/Transport/Court Divisions, Training/Field Training Program, DARE/Schools, Traffic Stops

May 9 – Investigations

May 16 – Firearms

May 23 – Simulation Training and Graduation

For citizens having questions or wanting to participate please complete and application, liability waiver and submit by email to or in person at the Marshall County Sheriff's Office, Administration Division, 8:00AM-4:30PM Monday-Friday.  Deadline to apply is March 7th, 2023.  

Seating for this class will be limited to 10 participants from throughout Marshall County.  If you are interested in attending, please contact:

Sgt. Louis Modlin

2369 Jessup Ave

Marshalltown, IA 50158

641-754-6380 Ext. 2858

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