The Sheriff’s Citizens Academy and Partnership (CAP) program will be a free educational course about the operations of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. This 14-week course will meet weekly and 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, procedures and overall function. Students will have an opportunity to view specialty unit equipment, hear from experts in the field of law enforcement, investigations, corrections and prosecution. After graduation, students will be offered an exclusive chance to obtain their concealed weapons license through a firearms safety course instructed by Sheriff Chris Blair.
The class will be offered at two locations. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office will host a Tuesday evening class from 6-8 p.m. beginning March 5, 2013. The class will be held at MCSO Central Operations, 3300 NW 10 Street, Ocala in the Multipurpose Conference Room. To register for the class held at MCSO, contact Carolyn Fender at 352-368-3551 or CFender@marionso.com. All students must complete the application form found on marionso.com.
On Top of the World will host a class on Thursday mornings from 9-11 a.m. beginning on March 7, 2013 at its Master the Possibilities learning center. Registration for OTOW classes must be done through Master the Possibilities by calling 352-854-3699 or online at MasterThePossibilities.com.