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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 winter
course. The class will be offered at three locations.

• The Marion County Sheriff’s Office will host a Tuesday evening class from 6-8:30 p.m. beginning January
28, 2014. The class will be held at MCSO Central Operations, 3300 NW 10 Street, Ocala in the Multipurpose
Conference Room. To register for this class, email Jenifer Lowe at or call

• The Belleview Public Library, 13145 SE County HWY 484 in Belleview, will host a class on Wednesday
afternoons from 2-4:30 p.m. beginning January 29, 2014. To register for this class, email Jenifer Lowe at or call 352-368-3598.

• On Top of the World will host a class on Thursday mornings from 9-11:30 a.m. beginning January 30, 2014
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
All students must complete the application form found on

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 instructed by Sheriff Chris Blair.