Women on Watch Initiative

About the Women on Watch Initiative

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Marcos Lopez established the Women on Watch Initiative to encourage more women to pursue a career with our agency. Also, it provides interested women with a means to determine if their participation in the Women on Watch Initiative could lead to being part of the police academy.


The Women on Watch Initiative is the first pre-academy program for women only and is designed to recruit and retain more female deputies at the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. This training previews some of the skills needed to be successful at the police academy. The Women on Watch consists of two training days. The classes include academic components with an introduction to law enforcement by women in all ranks, firearm handling, self-defense, Physical Abilities Test (PAT), and vehicle operation. The program is offered free of charge to all women ages of 18 and up. Effective May 17, 2023, to be eligible for this program the applicant must have: a valid driver license and no felony convictions.

Class Location

Osceola County Sheriff’s Office – Training Facility
3901 Arthur J Gallagher Blvd. St. Cloud, FL 34772

How Can I Join the Women on Watch?
If you like a challenge and are interested in the law enforcement profession, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Women on Watch Initiative is for you. To become a member, go to our website, www.osceolasheriff.org. Complete the application and submit it online.

To become a member, you must:

• Have an interest in learning about law enforcement and serving your community.

As the date approaches, you will be notified of the details through email or phone call by our Recruiting Department. The next classes will be held on June 17 and 24, 2023.

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