Citizens Academy Requirements: Applicants Must Be 18 Years Of Age Applicants with a Felony conviction will be considered on an individual basis for acceptance. You must not have any criminal or civil actions pending against you. Applicants must be willing to sign a waiver releasing the County of Nelson and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department from any liability or injury You should make every effort to attend all classes and give notice to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department if you are unable to attend an evening. Attendance at four of the six classes is required for graduation. By completing this form, I agree to the above requirements of the Nelson County Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy and authorize the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office to do a records check for any criminal history.