Citizens Law Enforcement Academy



All too often a person’s perception of law enforcement is that which is learned from crime-action television shows or movies. Although these captivate the public’s imagination they are not always reality based.  Those that depict “real life” situations only reflect a small portion of reality.  

In view of this, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office wants to educate the local citizenry on the agency’s internal structure and the integral part that the agency plays in the local community.   By attending the “Citizens Law Enforcement Academy” you will learn how to better protect yourself from being a crime victim, how to report crime, and the ramifications of committing a crime. You will receive knowledge on officer training & equipment, what constitutes a crime, and how to differentiate between “reasonable suspicion” and “probable cause.”

You will watch police K-9s in action, learn about the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (S.W.A.T.), see how a crime scene is handled and incriminating evidence is collected. You will learn the “Shoot/Don’t Shoot” methodology, the use of firearms & tasers and what it is like to be an inmate behind bars. You will also be able to take a tour of the county jail, see evidence collection and a demonstration of officer firearms training at the firearms range of the main Sheriff’s Office in East Milton.  

This academy is FREE and open to residents 18 and older. To register for this class,  complete the application which is linked below. For questions call 983-1234



Our next CLEA class begins September 4. This will be an 11 week class. If you are interested in taking this course, please fill out the application and have it submitted   Schedule: Citizens Law Enforcement Academy Class 2014-(17) All Classes are on Thursday Night ONLY from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office located at 5755 East Milton Road, Milton, Fl. 32583

Week #1 Introduction (6:00-6:30)
September 4 Tour Property/Evidence (6:30-7:30)
  SRSO Tour/History (7:30-8:45)
Week #2 Major Crimes (6:00-9:00)
September 11 Internet/Fraud  
Week #3 Ground Tactics/Control Stick (6:00-7:30)
September 18 OC/ASP/Taser  
  K-9 (7:30-9:00)
Week #4 Shoot Don’t Shoot (6:00-9:00)
September 25   Special Operations  
Week #5 SWAT (6:00-8:00)
October 2 Robot Demo  
  Gangs (8:00-9:00)
Week #6 Crime Scene (6:00-9:00)
October 9    
Week #7 Jail Operations (6:00-9:00)
October 16 Jail Tour  
Week #8 DUI (6:00-7:00)
October 23 Traffic (7:00-8:00)
  Human Trafficking (8:00-9:00)
Week #9 Court Security   (7:00-9:00)
October 30    
Week #10 Firearms Class (6:00-9:00)
November 6    
Week #11 Graduation Ceremony (6:00-6:40)
November 13 Drug Education (6:45-9:00)