Sheriff’s Citizens Academy Gives Residents Inside Look

By  //  August 30, 2013

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NEXT CLASS BEGINS September

Participants can expect the most "hands-on" experience that can possibly be provided where attendees will be afforded the chance to actually use some of the equipment utilized by the Sheriff's Department. It includes detailed information on such topics as uniformed patrol, special operations, criminal investigations, corrections and many other interesting topics. Also available is an elective ride-a-long with a deputy during an actual patrol shift. You will also be taught how to properly handle handguns and will actually have the opportunity to shoot department firearms if you so choose.

Participants in Citizen’s Academy can expect the most “hands-on” experience that can possibly be provided where attendees will be afforded the chance to actually use some of the equipment utilized by the Sheriff’s Department. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Sheriff Wayne Ivey and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a Citizen’s Academy, which consistes of a nine-week program designed to give residents an inside look and working knowledge of every aspect of the Sheriff’s Office.

Citizens On Patrol (C.O.P.) are volunteers that serve in many capacities such as Crime Prevention and provide significant operational assistance. (BCSO)

Citizens On Patrol (C.O.P.) are volunteers that serve in many capacities such as Crime Prevention and provide significant operational assistance. (BCSO)

“This is a chance for our citizens to get a behind the scenes look at what the 1,200 proud men and women of the Sheriff’s Office do on a daily basis,” said an announcement by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

“Participants are placed in a similar environment as newly hired deputies, where classes are taught by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Training Staff. With varied activities and class interaction the instruction is comprehensive and each week presents different topics covering Agency operations and a variety of community safety and awareness issues.”

RIDE-ALONG ON ACTUAL PATROL SHIFT

Participants can expect the most “hands-on” experience that can possibly be provided where attendees will be afforded the chance to actually use some of the equipment utilized by the Sheriff’s Department.

It includes detailed information on such topics as uniformed patrol, special operations, criminal investigations, corrections and many other interesting topics.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey swears in Dennis Adamson and Terri Alexander as Volunteer Chaplains for the Brevard County Sheriff's Office.  "Dennis and Terri dedicate a great deal of their energy and passion to our Jail Ministry, and I truly appreciate all they do to support our agency and citizens," said Sheriff Ivey. (BCSO image)

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey swears in Dennis Adamson and Terri Alexander as Volunteer Chaplains for the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. “Dennis and Terri dedicate a great deal of their energy and passion to our Jail Ministry, and I truly appreciate all they do to support our agency and citizens,” said Sheriff Ivey. (BCSO image)

Also available is an elective ride-a-long with a deputy during an actual patrol shift. You will also be taught how to properly handle handguns and will actually have the opportunity to shoot department firearms if you so choose.

“You will enjoy a very unique opportunity to walk in the shoes of the proud men and women of our agency that work to protect our community every day,” said the Sheriff’s announcement.

The Academy is open to all residents of Brevard County who are at least 18-years old and there is no physical fitness requirement to attend.

“We hope the experience will be not only informative, but fun and exciting as well,” said the Sheriff’s Office.  “The members of our agency are happy to assist you with completing the application upon your request. The application will include a review process prior to participation.”

This program is offered as a public service by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and there is no cost to participate. For information contact the Sheriff’s Community Services Office at 321-264-7755, by email at CommunityServices@BrevardSheriff.com, or visit BrevardSheriff.com 

CITIZEN’S ACADEMY SCHEDULE 

Week 1 – Tuesday, September 17, 2013

West Precinct | 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Building E Viera,

6:30 – 7:30 pm Sheriff’s Welcome | Office of the Sheriff

7:45 – 8:30 pm Orientation

Week 2 – Tuesday, September 24, 2013

North Precinct | 700 South Park Avenue, Titusville

6:30 – 7:15 pm Career Development

7:30 – 8:15 pm Uniform Patrol

8:15 – 9:00 pm Communications Center

Week 3 – Tuesday, October 1, 2013

South Precinct | 1515 Sarno Road, Building B, Melbourne

6:30 – 7:30 pm Identity Theft Presentation – Sheriff Ivey

7:45 – 8:30 pm Community Services

Week 4 – Tuesday, October 8, 2013

CIS Office | 340 Gus Hipp Boulevard, Rockledge

6:30 – 7:45 pm Homicide | Sex Crimes | SORT | Economic Crimes

8:00 – 9:00 pm Crime Scene | SIU | GAME OVER

Week 5 – Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sheriff’s Farm | 2955 Pluckebaum Road, Cocoa

9:00 – 10:30 am Firearms Simulator | SWAT| Live Fire | K-9 Demo

10:45 – 12:00 pm Agriculture/Marine | Dive Team| Farm and ATIP

Week 6 – Tuesday, October 15, 2013

East Precinct | 2575 N. Courtenay Parkway Merritt Island

6:30 – 7:00 pm Traffic

7:15 – 7:45 pm Reserves | Mounted Posse

8:00 – 8:30pm COP | Volunteers | Chaplaincy

Week 7 – Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Aviation | 900 Airport Road Merritt Island

6:30 – 7:30 pm Bomb Squad

7:45 – 8:30 pm Aviation

Week 8 – Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Jail Complex | 860 Camp Road, Sharpes

6:30 – 7:00 pm Jail Orientation

7:00 – 8:30 pm Tour of the Jail, Pods, Tents and Booking

Week 9 – Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Moore Justice Center | 2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera

6:30 – 7:30 pm Court Security

7:30 – 8:30 pm Culmination Ceremony


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