2023 Citizen’s Academy offers residents an in-depth look into the Okaloosa Sheriff’s Office operations

Residents of Okaloosa County have the opportunity to get an inside look into the workings of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office through the upcoming 2023 Citizen’s Academy Class. 

  • The Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for the class, which will meet every Tuesday night from January 10th through April 11th from 6pm to 9pm at the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters Training Room in Shalimar.

The class will provide participants with an in-depth look into the various operations of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. Some of the topics covered will include policies and procedures, the Dive Team and Beach/Marine Unit, the K-9 Unit, the Special Response Team (SRT), Crisis Negations, Criminal Investigations, Crime Scene and many more. 

Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to go on ride-alongs with deputies, tour the OCSO Training Center and firing range, the Fort Walton Beach Court House, the Emergency Operations Center and Communications Center.

Participation in the class requires filling out an application form and undergoing a background check. Please contact Crime Prevention Manager at abailey@sheriff-okaloosa.org or via her cell at 850-259-0031 for the application.

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