Join the men and women behind the badge in exploring how the Broward Sheriff’s Office serves the community. The Broward Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy is a series of classes designed to provide insight into the agency, promote public safety, and foster relationships with the citizens of our community. Citizens Academy attendees will:
- Learn about BSO Patrol Services and participate in a ride along in a BSO District
- Observe demonstrations from K-9, SWAT, and Bomb Squad
- Tour one of our jails, Communications, and the Crime Lab
- And much more!
The Citizens Academy is a 14-week program that will be held at the agency’s Public Safety Building located at 2601 W Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 with scheduled off-site sessions. The program will offer a blend of classroom training and hands-on activities from agency instructors, and will be held every Wednesday from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
To be considered for participation in the Citizens Academy, the applicant must be over the age of 18 and successfully pass a background investigation.
Open until positions are filled
To register for the Citizens Academy,click the link below. You may also obtain an application from the Broward Sheriff’s Office Training Division located at 2601 W Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312.
For more information about the Broward Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy, please contact Special Projects Coordinator Katarina Vara at (954) 375-3121 or Katarina_Vara@sheriff.org.