The Citizens Law Enforcement Academy 
A behind the scenes look at the SRSO.

Citizen Law Enforcement Academy graduates gain greater awareness and appreciation of the difficult challenges and decisions a Deputy Sheriff faces every day. Although graduates of the Citizen’s Academy are not qualified for sworn daily street duty, they do acquire a much better understanding of the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office operations and constitutional responsibilities. 

Meet Sheriff Bob Johnson

What’s it take to run the Agency. What are his expectations of his staff? Ask the Sheriff your questions and more….

Behind Patrol Operations

Experience what it’s like to make split-second decisions. What does a Deputy Sheriff do?

K-9 and Special Operations

Spend time with our specialized units. See what they do and hands on experience.

At the Citizens Law Enforcement Academy

Download your application and fill out the two forms. Email applications to 

Major Crimes and Narcotics

Take a peek into the world of major crimes and drug activity.

The County Jail

Take a unique tour of our Jail facility. See what its like to be a Detention Deputy.

Crime Scene and Crime Analysis

Understand what its like from the pro’s, not from Hollywood.

The Citizens Law Enforcement Academy (CLEA) is a 10-week program for Santa Rosa County residents that offers an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office. Classes are held on Thursday nights from 6:00PM until approximately 9:00PM depending on the subject matter. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and must be willing to undergo a criminal background check. The program is completely free of charge. Enroll with a friend or relative. Classes are held at the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office facility in Milton.