Sheriff's Civil Function - Advanced

The course is 16 hours in length and is taught in seminar style.  Students are expected to have a good grasp of the basics of Sheriff Civil Function.  This course will cover advanced interpretations of:
  • Duties and responsibilities of the Civil Unit
  • Service of process, statutes, fees and terms, legal issues
  • DV "front office papers"
  • Domestic violence legal issue
  • Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs)
  • Habeas corpus
  • Personal property, attachment, replevins, bonds
  • Personal property executions
  • Real property
  • Officer safety and domestic violence
  • Restitution
The cadre presents changes in civil law from the previous legislative session.  The instruction moves on from there to small groups working problem issues brought forward from across the state from both large and small jurisdictions in each of the major topic areas above.  Instructors from across the state help facilitate the small group work and each group presents their ideas and solutions to the class.  A legal advisor is present to assist.

To register for the course, contact your Training Manager to assign the training to you via Acadis or complete the application under "Required Forms."

Upcoming classes are listed below.  Registration does not guarantee acceptance into the class.  Selections will be completed four weeks prior to the class; those accepted into the class will receive a notification at that time.

If classes are full, or not available, please complete the Course Interest Survey.  This is not a waiting list, but instead helps us see if there is enough interest to create another class.  If we schedule a session, we will contact everyone who has completed the survey and request that registration be completed.

Bob Graham (CIT Statewide and Support Services Program Manager)

(206) 786- 4401

Who can attend our classes?

This course if open to active law enforcement personnel currently employed with a Sheriff's Office.

Dress Code

Visitors attending training at the WSCJTC are encouraged to wear their agency logo shirt/uniform or agency ID badge while on campus. 

Visitors not wearing agency identification can attend classes in business casual attire.  They will need to check in at the front desk and wear a clip-on visitor's identification card.


This course runs from 0830 - 1630.

Dates and location will vary by class.  


Deadline to cancel is 7 days prior to class.  Send an email to to cancel your registration.

$80 no show or late cancellation fee.