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Citizen's Academy Application


Eight consecutive Monday evenings 6 PM - 9 PM
Monday March 25, 2024 through May 6, 2024

Presented by
Sheriff Doug Rader


The goal of the Stone County Citizen Sheriff's Academy is to foster and promote an understanding by citizens in Stone County of the services offered and challenges facing the law enforcement agencies in the county.  It is envisioned that graduates of the Citizen Sheriff's Academy will gain awareness and appreciation of the services provided by these agencies and will become "goodwill ambassadors" for the law enforcement and public safety community.

Any questions can be answer by Alex Baudro at 417-357-6116 or by email. Basic requirements for enrollment are:


  1. Resident of Stone County
  2. At least 18 years of age
  3. Have own transportation to and from academy.
  4. Commitment to attend all seven classes.
  5. Must pass background check (must have no criminal record)


Those applications selected for the next phase are then given a thorough background check, which includes criminal history, driver's license status and warrant check.  Invitations will then be sent to attend the Citizen Sheriff's Academy.  Attendance will be limited.


Citizen Sheriff's Academy will be held once a week, on Monday evenings, from 6:00 PM to approximately 9:00 PM at the Stone County Sheriff's Citizen Academy, located at the New Testament Church, 21016 Main St., Reeds Spring, MO.  The Citizen Sheriff's Academy will have 7 sessions.  During this 7 - session course, "recruits" will be exposed to a variety of public safety topics.