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Know The Law

In a collaborative effort between the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Citrus County School District, Citrus County Health Department and Partners for a Substance-Free Citrus, the School Resource Deputy program teaches “Know the Law” to all 7th grade students in Citrus County Schools. The idea behind this curriculum is that most students, age 12-14 years, do not understand the justice system and often do not know that some things they do could be law violations. Know the Law reviews the most common offenses often committed by a juvenile and explains the consequences of committing those acts. We hope that by providing the youth of our communities with accurate and real-life information, it will give them the tools they need to make informed decisions when it comes to their choices.

Some examples of lessons are:

  • Crimes Defined
  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Offenses
  • Weapons, Firearms, Arson, and Crimes Against Persons
  • Property Crimes, Trespassing and Internet Crimes

If you have any questions regarding the Know the Law Program, please contact your School Resource Deputy at any of the following numbers:

Lecanto Middle: 746-2050 ext.4752
Crystal River Middle: 795-2116 ext.5219
Inverness Middle: 726-1471 ext.5525

If you have any questions or would like more information about the program, please contact Sgt. Jeff Hunter at (352) 697-2896.