The Marion County Sheriff’s Citizens Academy and Partnership (CAP) program, a free 13-week educational course about the operations of the Sheriff’s Office, is currently accepting applications for classes beginning in January
2017. During the program, Marion County Sheriff’s Office staff will highlight all units within the Sheriff’s Office, giving citizens an in-depth understanding of what the agency is doing for the community. Each week will focus on a different aspect of the agency, personnel, equipment, policies, and procedures.


The Villages Mulberry Recreation Center will host a class on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday January 24, 2017. The class will be held at:

The Villages Mulberry Recreation Center

 8445 S.E. 165th Mulberry Lane, The Villages

Registration for this class is open to the public.


Master the Possibilities, On Top of the World will host a class on Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. beginning Thursday, January 26, 2017. This class is located at:

The Master the Possibilities Learning Center

Live Oak Hall 8415 S.W. 80th Street Ocala.

Registration for this class is open to the public but must be done through Master the Possibilities

by calling 352-854-3699 or online at


To register for any of these classes, email Connie Ripley at or call 352-369-6849.

All students must complete the application form found below.