Public Safety Citizens Academy

Public Safety Citizens Academy

The Jacksonville Public Safety Citizens Academy provides an opportunity for Citizens to learn firsthand about the City’s Public Safety operations. The 5 week long academy features a series of lectures, location tours and activities that give Citizens behind the scenes look at Police, Fire, and EMS activities in Jacksonville. 

Sessions are typically held each Thursday in the evening from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Center for Public Safety, 200 Marine Blvd. in Jacksonville. 

Sample Curriculum may include: 

  • • Overview of Department Operations and Organization 
  • • Introduction to Community Oriented Policing 
  • • Patrol Functions – Traffic Control 
  • • Firearms Operations 
  • • Fire Safety 
  • • Communications and the processing of calls for service 
  • • Fire Prevention 
  • • Fire Service Areas

Enroll by printing and filling out an application


Applicants must meeting the following qualifications for participation:

  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • City of Jacksonville resident, City of Jacksonville business owner, or employed by the city (those who live outside the city limits and are interested in participating will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Must pass a criminal history background check

Should you have any questions, please e-mail our Community Services Officers or call at 910 938-6406.

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