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Sheriff’s Citizens Academy

The next Sheriff's Citizen's Academy will be in Spring of 2018.

The Sheriff's Citizen's Academy provides participants an inside look at the Sheriff’s Office. Citizens receive an overview of the agency, visit the agency’s communications center and detention facilities, learn about District Policing, the Investigative Services Division, drug and gang enforcement, Victim Services and K-9 demonstration. You will also hear from members of specialized units like SWAT, Marine and Dive, Agricultural and Ranch Unit, and others. Attendees will also participate in an actual shoot/don’t shoot decision making process.

Academy classes are taught by members of the Sheriff's Office command staff as well as civilian personnel. Participants have the opportunity to meet with the Sheriff and staff members. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and actively participate.  Our goal through the Sheriff’s Citizens Academy is to provide a greater awareness of the multi-faceted aspects of the Sheriff’s Office and our role in the community through the education.

Academy Schedule
The Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy is offered by the Flagler County Sheriff's Office in the Spring and Fall each year. Classes meet twice a week for six weeks on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The first two scheduled classes are held at the Flagler County Emergency Operations Center, 1769 East Moody Blvd., Bunnell. All remaining classes are held at the Flagler County Sheriff's Office Operations Center, 901 East Moody Blvd., Bunnell.

Participant Requirements

Candidates for the Sheriff’s Citizen's Academy must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum age of 18-years-old
  • Must live or work in Flagler County
  • No prior felony convictions
  • No misdemeanor arrests within the last twelve months

Application Process
Residents and civic organizations are encouraged to apply. Enrollment is limited to approximately twenty-five students per class.  If the class is filled applicants will be placed on a waiting list and notified when a vacancy occurs.

Academy Application PDF

For more information, please call Sgt. Mike Lutz, Flagler County Sheriff's Office, Homeland Security Section, at 386-586-2623 or email Sgt. Lutz at

Disaster Preparedness Information

Please click on any of the following links to learn more about preparing for a disaster:

Flagler County Emergency Guide

Flagler County Comprehensive Emergency Plan

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