The 2023 Citizens Academy will take place Sept 7 – Nov 2, every Thursday 2 pm – 4 pm or 6 pm – 9 pm.
The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy gives citizens an insider’s view of the Sheriff’s Office and the criminal justice system.
Throughout the nine-week course, citizens will observe demonstrations by K-9 handlers, receive a tour of the detention center, and learn exciting facts about Forensics, Uniform Patrol, Traffic Unit, Administration, Investigations, Vice & Narcotics, Communications/911, Aviation & Marine Units, Mounted Patrol, and Legal Issues and Perspectives.
A few lucky attendees will get a chance to go through various interactive scenarios using our Laser Shot simulator where you must decide in real-time whether a use of force is justified. The Citizens Academy classes are FREE and they are offered to adults 18 years of age or older.
Teenagers, aged 16 and 17, who have an interest in law enforcement may attend with an adult.
Interested individuals may follow the link below: