Potter County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy

The Potter County Sheriff’s Office is taking applications for the next Citizens Academy.

Academy is a 12-week program to help residents have a better understanding of what goes on with the Sheriff’s Office through education and communication programs.

The classes start on September 7th and will meet every Tuesday for 12 classes.


  • Sheriff’s Patrol Procedures

  • Detention Center Procedures and Tour

  • Criminal Investigations (CID)

  • Criminal Intelligence Unit (SCIU)

  • CPR Training

  • Dispatch/communications/911

  • Firearms/Simunitions Training – Safety

  • Overview of the Judicial System

  • Overview of the Potter County Sheriff’s Office


  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age

  • Applicants who reside in Potter County, Amarillo, TX will be given preference

  • Applicants must agree to a background check

  • Applicants must have NO criminal record

  • Academy classes will be limited to 32 students

  • The Sheriff will make the final selection of Academy participants

To learn more about the program or to fill out an application, go click here.