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Friday, March 31, 2023

Registration underway for Marion County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy and Partnership is currently accepting applications for classes that will begin in April.

The free seven-week educational course will teach participants about the law enforcement and detention services that are provided by the sheriff’s office. Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., beginning on Tuesday, April 4.

During the program, MCSO staff will highlight all units within the sheriff’s office to give 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.

Class participants will have an opportunity to view specialty unit equipment and hear from experts in the field of law enforcement, investigations, detention, and administration.

The weekly classes will be held at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office multi-purpose room, which is located at 3300 NW 10th Street in Ocala. To apply for this program, visit the Marion County Sheriff’s Office ‘Citizens Academy’ webpage to fill out an application.

For more information, contact Robert Ethridge, MCSO Volunteer Coordinator, via phone (352-369-6761) or email ([email protected]).