RPSO Citizens Academy


RPSOCan’t get enough of CSI, 48 Hours or Criminal Minds?  Then the RPSO Citizens Academy is for you!  Join the Academy and learn the real way crime is solved.  You will see just how big the difference is between “cop shows” and reality.  Also learn just how RPSO works from the finance department (how your tax dollars are spent) to the booking division and beyond.


Members participate in “field trips”, see how SWAT works and shake hands with our new robot, Gizmo!  When you graduate from Citizens Academy, you can join the alumni group, which continues on with more insight into the workings of law enforcement.


To join, applicants must be 21 years of age or older and fill out the appropriate form, which can be obtained from the RPSO Main Office, any Substation, or online at http://www.rpso.org/application.htm.  Return your application to the address included, and be sure to put “Attn:  Deputy Patsy Netherland” on the envelope.  For more information, call Deputy Netherland at (318) 442- 9229.


We look forward to seeing many new faces at our next class!