First Citizens Academy of Year Set for February 16th

(FLORENCE, AZ) - The Pinal County Attorney’s Office is now accepting registrations for the first Citizens Academy of the year.

The Citizens Academy will take place on Friday, February 16th  from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The PCAO Citizens Academy is an immersive experience designed to give attendees an in-depth look at how charging decisions are made and the role of prosecutors in the criminal justice system.

“This is an excellent opportunity for folks to come, see what we do as prosecutors and how we navigate difficult charging decisions,” said County Attorney Kent Volkmer.

The Citizens Academy features detailed presentations from the County Attorney and another prosecutor in the office, a chance to see the evidence and review several cases prosecuted by PCAO, take part in Q & A, use a shooting simulator to experience the type of encounters law enforcement are often presented with, and tour the county jail.

“We try to make this as in-depth an experience as possible to give those who attend an accurate reflection of how our office works and dispel any rumors about the criminal justice system,” Volkmer said.

What: Citizens Academy

When: Friday, February 16th, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: PCAO Office (971 N. Jason Lopez Circle, Florence, AZ)

PCAO held three Citizens Academies in 2022 and three in 2023 and received very positive feedback. We hope those who attend this year find it a fun and educational experience.

Those who are interested in registering for the February 16th Citizens Academy can do so HERE.