Have you ever wondered how the criminal justice system works or how a case comes before a judge?
Then this is a great learning opportunity for you.
PCAO employs about 150 prosecutors, legal, and support staff. Our prosecutorial offices are broken down into multiple bureaus, which include Trial, Drug, Major Crimes, and Juvenile/ Appeals and Misdemeanors. Our prosecutors handle roughly 2,500 felony cases per year.
PCAO Citizens Academy is designed to give you a behind the scenes look at a case, from a suspect’s initial arrest and booking into Pinal County Detention Center, to their sentencing or acquittal. You will be able to tour the county jail, go over details and review evidence of three (3) cases prosecuted by PCAO and use a shooting simulator to better understand real-life scenarios facing law enforcement.
Lunch will be provided.
Who Can Attend:
- Anyone interested in criminal justice process
- Neighborhood Watch and Community Groups
- Private Citizens
- Business and Civic groups
- Educators or students
- Public Sector Employees or Elected Officials
Our next class is set for:
Saturday, June 11th
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
971 Jason Lopez Circle, Florence, AZ
If you would like to apply for the one-day class, please fill out the application below. You are not guaranteed a spot until the application is processed and you receive a confirmation email. If you have additional questions, reach out to Public Information Officer Mike Pelton at Michael.Pelton@Pinal.Gov
Citizens Academy Application