The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (C.C.S.O.) Citizens’ Academy is a
hands-on, interactive, behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of
your Sheriff’s Office. This 12-week educational series of classes
is taught by experienced sheriff’s officials who share their unique
perspective on law enforcement. Best of all – it’s free!
The Citizens’ Academy is hosted by Lt. Mike Kanter, who offers a wealth of
knowledge with his 20+ years in law enforcement. The
Academy, which is offered three times a year with both a daytime and
evening class option, even includes three field trips! Students
will learn about the many different facets of the C.C.S.O., like:
Patrol – what a deputy does, how the C.C.S.O.
patrol section is
organized; what weapons and tools
a deputy carries, including a
discussion about tasers;
Criminal Investigations – what types of detectives and
crime, sexual predator, etc.) we have at
the Sheriff’s Office, what
they do and more
Emergency Operations Center (EOC)/911 – includes a field trip to the
EOC for an inside look at the role of Communications Officers and
Traffic – who works traffic, what traffic deputies do on a daily basis
Sheriff’s Specialty Units – like Aviation, Marine, K-9, the Dive
team, the Bomb unit, Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (SERT),
and more. Includes a field trip to Aviation so participants can
see these teams in action
Identification and Evidence – get an inside look at fingerprinting
and crime scene investigations
Vice & Narcotics – what this unit does and what types of issues they
Crime Prevention – what it is, what we do to help citizens prevent
Community Resource Officers (CRO) – what the program is all about
and what CROs do
School Resource Officer (SRO) program – learn about what our SROs
do in the schools and how they interact with kids
Training – includes a field trip to the Withlacoochee Technical
Institute (WTI) to see our field training officers in
action. Experience what it’s like to face a criminal with
Plus, an inside look at legal issues, finance, human resources,
data processing, the victim advocate program and MORE!
Of course, the Sheriff is on-hand during several classes to meet
participants, answer questions and ultimately, congratulate the newest
graduates! Plus, upon completion of the class, graduates are
offered the opportunity to do a ride-along (with a deputy), take a ride
in the Sheriff’s helicopter or cruise along with a marine deputy.
Class size is limited, and there is usually a waiting list, so download the
attached form today to get registered. Or, call 352-341-3457 to get in on the action.
Experience the excitement of law enforcement.
in the Citizens’ Academy today!