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HCSO Junior Deputy Academy

Dripping Springs: June 11 through June 13
Dripping Springs Middle School, 111 Tiger Ln. Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Kyle: July 16 through July 18
Lehman High School, 1700 Lehman Rd. Kyle, TX 78640

There are a limited number of seats available and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Members of the Sheriff’s Office will introduce the cadets to various functions of law enforcement including patrol, SWAT, crisis negotiation, criminal investigations, crime scene, K9 unit, and community services. Other first responders such as Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services will also be on hand to demonstrate their services and related equipment. Other presentations will be made by the Greater San Marcos Youth Council and Pedernales Electric Cooperative who will present a segment on electrical safety. The cadets will tour a local fire station and become familiar with apparatus used by different emergency agencies.

At the completion of the Academy, the Cadets will have a special graduation ceremony on the last day in which everyone is invited to attend.

The Junior Deputy Academy is open to all children between the ages of 8-10 who reside in Hays County. Applications are available on our Sheriff’s Office website:, The Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, or may be obtained by contacting Irene Hernandez by email: or Deputy Mark Andrews by email: or by calling 512-393-7373.