Citizens' Police Academy

Sheriff Bill Prummell invites you to attend the next Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Citizens' Police Academy.

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Citizens' Police Academy was established in January 1999.

The Citizens' Police Academy is an 8 week (includes graduation) program designed to give the public a working knowledge of the Sheriff’s Office. Each session consists of eight consecutive weekly night classes at Sheriff’s Office facilities. The instruction is comprehensive and each week separate areas of the Sheriff’s Office are covered.

Homicide, Use of Force, Internal Affairs, S.W.A.T., Forensics, Recruiting and meeting the Sheriff are examples of some of the topics that are covered. Instruction consists of lectures, demonstrations, tours, and riding with a deputy on a twelve-hour shift.

We hope the graduates of the Citizens' Police Academy become more aware and better informed about how the Sheriff’s Office operates, and will encourage friends, coworkers and families to join the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office in this rewarding program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Citizen's Police Academy Application

Mailing Address

Charlotte County Sheriff's Office
Citizens' Police Academy
7474 Utilities Road
Punta Gorda FL 33982
(941) 639-2101