The Sheriff’s Office uses a variety of methods to build relationships within the community we serve. The Sheriff Citizen’s Academy will introduce community members to functions and activities within the Sheriff’s Office. A Sheriff Citizen’s Academy offers an opportunity to describe law enforcement the way it really is….not the television version, but give our own local, real-life version of how we go about doing our job. The Sheriff Citizen’s Academy provides an opportunity for Ravalli County Citizens to better understand law enforcement work, and is another tool for us to inform the public and obtain citizen input. The Sheriff Citizen’s Academy can provide stronger citizen-deputy relationship and enhance lines of communication.