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Citizens’ Academy

 

The Marion County Sheriff’s Citizens Academy and Partnership (CAP) program, a free 12-week educational course about the operations of the Sheriff’s Office, is accepting applications for the fall course. The class will be offered at three locations.

  • The Marion County Sheriff’s Office will host a Tuesday afternoon class from 1-3:30 p.m. beginning January 26, 2016. The class will be held at the MCSO South Marion District Office, 8230 SE 165th Mulberry Lane, The Villages.
  • The Marion County Sheriff’s Office will host a Tuesday evening class from 6-8:30 p.m. beginning January 26, 2016. The class will be held at MCSO Central Operations, 3300 NW 10 Street, Ocala in the Multipurpose Conference Room.
  • On Top of the World will host a class on Thursday mornings from 9-11:30 a.m. beginning January 28, 2016 at its Master the Possibilities learning center. Registration for the OTOW class is open to the public but must be done through Master the Possibilities by calling 352-854-3699 or online at MasterThePossibilities.com.

To register for any of these classes, email Kassi Reidt at KReidt@marionso.com or call 352-369-6849. All students must complete the application form found below.

      During the program, MCSO staff will highlight all units within the Sheriff’s Office, giving citizens an in-depth understanding of what the agency is doing for the community. Each week will focus on a different aspect of the agency, personnel, equipment, policies, procedures and overall function. Students will have an opportunity to view specialty unit equipment, hear from experts in the field of law enforcement, investigations, corrections and prosecution. After graduation, students will be offered an exclusive chance to obtain their concealed weapons license through a firearms safety course taught by licensed firearms instructors.

       

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