Applications Being Accepted for Hardin County Citizens Sheriff’s Academy

Written by on February 17, 2022

Sheriff Keith Everhart is announcing that applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Hardin County Citizens Sheriff’s Academy, to be conducted consecutive Tuesdays beginning March 8 and running through April 19.

The sessions are planned for 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Office, 1025 S. Main St., Kenton.

The Academy will provide participants a working knowledge of the Sheriff’s Office. It explains the various aspects of the Sheriff’s responsibilities using classroom and hands-on participation to provide an overview of the talents, skill, diversity, and quality of the Sheriff’s Office. Opportunity is provided for questions and expression of concerns and ideas.

Areas of instruction, facilitated by Sheriff’s Office personnel will include Sheriff’s administration, enforcement, communications, investigations, special operations, firearms; court services and corrections – which will include a tour of the Multi-County Correctional Center in Marion.

Past participants have evaluated the Academy to have been a “solid investment,” of time, “very informative,” “very interesting,” “engaging,” “enjoyable;” and that it “exceeded expectations!”

Applications may be picked up at the Sheriff’s Office. They must be completed and returned with a $25 non-refundable fee (check or money order, only) by Tuesday March 1st. Applicants must be Hardin County residents 18 years of age or older. Class size is limited. A waiting list will be maintained for future academies.

An Academy certificate of completion will be awarded to those who finish the course.

Questions may be directed to Sheriff Everhart or Chief Deputy Dennis Burns at (419) 673-1268 or by email to or

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