Inaugural Citizens Academy a Success

FLORENCE, AZ (February 22, 2022) - Dozens of residents from across Pinal County attended the first Citizens Academy hosted by the Pinal County Attorney's Office under County Attorney Kent Volkmer.

The class, which filled up within a couple days of it being announced, took place on Saturday. The 28 attendees listened to a criminal justice presentation from County Attorney Kent Volkmer, reviewed and discussed three cases prosecuted by PCAO, took a tour of the county jail and had an opportunity to use a shooting simulator to experience difficult, real life situations facing law enforcement.

We thank those who attended for asking questions, spurring debate and truly diving into the program to better understand the criminal justice system and how charging decisions are made.

We have received significant interest in upcoming classes. We hope to host three more classes in 2022 and will release details as soon as they are finalized.