Sheriff Jay Armbrister and Undersheriff Stacy Simmons are excited to announce the opening of applications for the 2023 Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy.

“The Sheriff’s Office had a great time with our 2022 class and being able to restart this hands-on Citizen’s Academy after the pandemic,” Armbrister said. “We are thrilled about getting to know more members of our community better and be able to show them so much about the work our deputies, corrections officers and civilian staff do every day.”

The academy is a seven-week program that will begin in late April and end with a graduation in June. During those weeks, participants will meet on Thursday evenings and two full Saturdays. Meals are provided during all sessions.

The academy is designed to give participants a working knowledge of the duties and responsibilities of the Sheriff’s Office, including tours and an overview of the Corrections and Operations Divisions, and lessons on driving skills, car-stop techniques, field-sobriety testing, building searches, defensive tactics and the use of force.

Applicants must be Douglas County residents, 18 years of age or older.

To apply, visit Applications will be accepted through Feb. 28. Anyone with further questions can call the Sheriff’s Office at 785-841-0007.

Applications will be accepted until Feb. 28, and anyone accepted will be notified the week of March 6. Anyone who submits an application will get confirmation it was received.

Washburn University has announced its fall 2022 Dean's List honorees. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must be enrolled in 12 hours of graded credits and earn a semester grade point average of 3.4 to 3.99.

More than 800 students qualified for the Dean's List. Congratulations to all of these students, Washburn University is proud of their hard work and commitment to their education.

Molly Freisberg of Eudora (66025)

Simon Walrod of Eudora (66025)

Carrie Young of Eudora (66025)

Caden Rhamy of Eudora (66025)

Kaylee Neis of Eudora (66025)

Madison Roether of Eudora (66025)

Washburn University is pleased to announce its President's List honorees for the fall 2022 semester. To qualify for the President's List, a student must complete at least 12 hours of graded credits and earn a semester grade point average of 4.0.

Gage Hayden from Eudora (66025) is a President's List honoree.

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