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2022 Sheriff's Office Community Academy Application

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  2. 2022 Scott County Sheriff’s Office Community Academy

    Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in law enforcement?  The Scott County Sheriff’s Office invites Scott County community members and business owners to participate in our annual Sheriff’s Community Academy, an interactive, six-week series meant to give academy participants a working knowledge of the Scott County Sheriff’s Office.  Academy objectives include enhancing law enforcement-community relationships, encouraging Scott County community members to partner with law enforcement to help make Scott County a safer place, and to provide community members with a greater understanding of law enforcement functions.

    The Academy is taught by Sheriff’s Office Deputies and other department personnel, each showcasing their individual areas of expertise.  The instruction typically combines in-class lectures with hands-on activities including live training simulations.

    Classes will be held at the Law Enforcement Center (Sheriff’s Office) in downtown Shakopee on Monday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., beginning February 7, 2022.   There will be no class on February 21, 2022, in observance of the Presidents Day holiday. 

    Each week focuses on a different area of the Sheriff’s Office, including:

    • Welcome and introduction from Sheriff Luke Hennen
    • Support & Services Division (Investigations, Civil, Support, Task Force)
    • Operations Division (Patrol, K9, Rec Safety)
    • Emergency Management and Communications Division (911 Dispatch)
    • Jail Division (Jail, Court Security, Transports)
    • Volunteer opportunities

    “The Community Academy was developed to improve communication and obtain input and support throughout from our community members,” said Sheriff Luke Hennen.  “It is our hope that the graduates become partners with us in identifying problems and solutions to issues that affect our communities.”

    The series concludes with an official graduation ceremony on March 21, 2022, in which Academy participants are awarded a certificate of completion signed by Sheriff Luke Hennen.   

    Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and live, work, or attend school in Scott County. Participants must agree to allow the Scott County Sheriff’s Office to run a criminal background check to ensure the safety and security of all participants, Sheriff’s Office personnel, and the public. Participants are expected to attend all or most of the sessions. Class size is limited.

    For more information and to register for the 2022 Sheriff's Office Citizens' Academy, please visit our website at  If you have questions regarding the Community Academy, please contact Sgt. John Kvasnicka at 952-496-8130 or

  3. Do you work for the media and plan to report on your experience in the Community Academy?*

    If yes, please contact Sgt. John Kvasnicka to discuss your coverage of this class at 952-496-8130 or

  4. Must be 18 years of age or older
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  6. Residency*
    Do you live, work or attend school in Scott County?
  7. If you are not a resident of Scott County, or do not work, or attend school in Scott County, please explain why you would like to attend the Community Academy?
    I understand a confidential Background check will be conducted on all applicants. The Sheriff's Office reserves the right to deny entry to the Academy based on findings during the background check. A criminal record does not necessarily disqualify an applicant. This application must be completed in full to be processed. By submitting this application, affirm that the facts set forth in it are true and complete. I understand that if I am accepted as a participant, any false statements, omissions, or other misrepresentations made by me on this application may result in my immediate dismissal.
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  10. Your typed signature will serve as your official signature. Parent/guardian must also sign here on behalf of participant under the age of 18.

    It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability. All participants must be 18 years of age or older and work, attend school, or reside in Scott County. Class size is limited. Applications must be received by January 21, 2022. Thank you for your interest in the Scott County Sheriff's Office. We look forward to meeting you!

  12. Contact Us

    If you have questions or concerns regarding the Sheriff's Office Community Academy or your application, please contact Sgt. John Kvasnicka at 952-496-8130 or 

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