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 spring course. The class will be offered at four locations.
• The Villages will host a class on Tuesday afternoons from 2-4:30 p.m. beginning January 13, 2015 at the Mulberry Grove Recreation Center, 8445 SE 165 Mulberry Lane.
• The Marion County Sheriff’s Office will host a Tuesday evening class from 6-8:30 p.m. beginning January 13, 2015. 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 15, 2015 at the Master the Possibilities Learning Center, 8415 SW 80th St, Ocala.
• Ocala Palms will host a class on Thursday afternoons from 1-3:30 p.m. beginning January 15, 2015 in the Ocala Palms Ballroom at 5000 N. U.S. Highway 27, Ocala.
To register for any class location, email Jenifer Lowe at JLowe@marionso.com or call 352-368-3598. All students must complete the application form found on marionso. com. Students taking the OTOW class will also need to register on www. 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.