The Basic Citizens Academy is a program offered to the citizens of Osceola County. This successful program meets three hours per night once a week for 12 weeks. The classes acquaint the attendants by orienting them to the various divisions and functions within the Sheriff’s Office. The Academy also includes a firearm safety portion with a trip to our firing range for a hands on experience. The academy culminates with a graduation banquet.
The Advanced Academy is a program offered to the graduates of the Basic Academy. This program meets once a week for 8 weeks. During this course, there are speakers from other agencies which may include a forensic artist, a fraud investigator from an area bank, and a defensive driving instructor. The academy culminates with a graduation banquet.
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