CCSO Citizen’s Police Academy

The Citizen’s Police Academy is an 8 week (includes graduation) program designed to give the public a working knowledge of the Charlotte County 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 Citizen’s Police Academy become more aware and better informed about how the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office operates, and will encourage friends, coworkers and families to join the Sheriff’s Office in this rewarding program. Englewood classes will, for the most part, will be held in Englewood.

You can either fill in the information below and submit it while online or you can use an application form in a PDF format that can be filled out on your computer, printed and mailed to the Sheriff's Office.

Citizens' Police Academy Online Application


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