Sign Up Now for Pinellas Sheriff’s Teen Citizens Academy
The academy gives Pinellas teens a chance to take a behind-the-scenes look at the Sheriff’s Office.
PINELLAS COUNTY – The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the Sheriff’s Teen Citizens Academy Class #6.
The academy allows Pinellas teens to take a behind-the-scenes look at the Sheriff’s Office. The academy will provide students an opportunity to work with Pinellas deputies while safely and effectively using a firearm, practicing defensive tactics, learning defensive driving, taking a tour of the Pinellas County Jail, and much more.
The free six-week, hands-on program is open to students between ages 14 and 18 and will be held on consecutive Saturday mornings from June 4 through July 9. Meeting times are 9 a.m. to noon at various Sheriff’s Office locations.
Applicants must be enrolled in an education program (including homeschool) and be willing to undergo a criminal history screening and background check. Teens with a criminal history are not eligible for this program.
Applications are being accepted through May 20. For a schedule, information or to apply, call community programs at (727) 582-6612 or go to pcsoweb.com.
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