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 summer 2016 course.
• The Marion County Sheriff’s Office will host a Tuesday evening class from 6-8:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday, May 10, 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 Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the Master the Possibilities learning center Live Oak Hall. 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.
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.
CITIZENS ACADEMY & PARTNERSHIP SUMMER 2016 CLASS OVERVIEW
WEEK 1 – HUMAN RESOURCES; FISCAL; TRAINING
WEEK 2 – PATROL OPERATIONS; CRIME SCENE PROCESSING, FORENSICS/DNA
WEEK 3 – SPECIALTY UNITS STATIC DISPLAY OF EQUIPMENT **FIELD TRIP
WEEK 4 – INTERNAL AFFAIRS; VICE CRIMES SEARCH AND SEIZURE
WEEK 5 – PROPERTY CRIMES INVESTIGATIONS; FUGITIVE, TACTICAL & ROBBERY
WEEK 6 – CARGO THEFT; SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS; COLD CASE
WEEK 7 – VIOLENT CRIMES, CHILD/ELDERLY ABUSE
WEEK 8 – CIVIL/BAILIFF & COURT SERVICES **FIELD TRIP TO COURTHOUSE
WEEK 9 – JAIL OPERATIONS **FIELD TRIP TO MARION COUNTY JAIL
WEEK 10 – INMATE WORK FARM **FIELD TRIP
WEEK 11 – JUVENILE DIVISION; PUBLIC INFORMATION; VOLUNTEER SERVICES/CRIME PREVENTION
WEEK 12 – HOMELAND SECURITY, FLEET SERVICES **FIELD TRIP
WEEK 13 – GRADUATION
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.
Marion County Sheriff’s Office Firearms Safety Course