There are two Citizen’s Academy sessions held each year. The class meets from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., once a week for 12 weeks (except on holidays) and is taught by JSO employees.  

During the 12-week course, citizens learn how each division in the agency operates including each specialized JSO units, such as the Bomb Squad, Narcotics and the SWAT Team. They also tour the Pre-Trial Detention Facility, Montgomery Correctional Center and the firing range.

We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2017 Citizen's Police Academy. 

Please click here to apply for the Citizen's Police Academy classes.

Citizen's Police Academy Brochure*  


Contact Us:
Attn: Sgt. C.H. Apelgren
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
Community Affairs Division
501 E. Bay Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office would like to thank Genesis Financial Partners of Jacksonville, Fla. for underwriting the Citizen's Police Academy classes.


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