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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 evening class from 6-8:30 p.m. beginning August 26, 2014. The class will be held at MCSO Central Operations, 3300 NW 10 Street, Ocala in the Multipurpose Conference Room.

• The Reddick Community Center, 4345 NW 152nd St, Reddick, will host a class on Wednesday afternoons from 2-4:30 p.m. beginning August 27, 2014.

• On Top of the World will host a class at the Master the Possibilities school on Thursday mornings from 9-11:30 a.m. beginning August 28, 2014.

To register for the MCSO or Reddick class, email Jenifer Lowe at or call 352-368-3598. To register for the OTOW class, you must sign up through OTOW 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.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office Firearms Safety Course

Firearm Safety Course Aug 2014