Citizens Safety Academy
Have you ever wanted to learn what Police Officers and Public Safety Professionals do on the job on a day-to-day basis? With the Crestview Police Department’s Citizens Safety Academy, you will have the opportunity to get a first-hand look at the operations of the Crestview Police Department, Crestview Fire Department, Okaloosa Correctional Institute, Okaloosa County EMS, the judicial system, and more.
Citizens who desire to attend the Academy must be at least 17 years of age and live or work in the Crestview area (you are not required to be a city resident). There will be 25 openings each class. Classes will be held twice per year. There is NO COST to participate in this program.
The objective of the Citizens Safety Academy is not to train an individual to be a “Reserve Police Officer” but rather to produce informed citizens. The citizens and Public Safety Professionals will meet face-to-face in a neutral, friendly setting and each becomes a person to the other. Traditionally, citizens have seen a uniform, but now they are able to have an understanding of the persons behind the badge.
The Citizens Safety Academy consists of 11 consecutive Tuesday evenings. Topics include: Patrol Operations, Traffic & DUI Enforcement, Criminal Investigations, Crime Scene Investigation, Criminal Prosecution, Narcotics Investigations, Firearms Safety and a day on the firing range, and more. Classes are taught by experienced Police Officers and Public Safety Professionals.
Please Click Here to download an application. Completed applications may be returned to the Police Department at 201 Stillwell Blvd., Crestview, Florida or faxed to (850) 682-2080.
If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the Citizens Safety Academy, please call the Police Department at (850) 682-3544 and ask to speak with a member of the Community Services Unit.