Sheriff’s Citizens Academy Gives Residents Inside Look
By Brevard County Sheriff // August 30, 2013
NEXT CLASS BEGINS September
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.
“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.
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