Public Safety Citizens Academy

Public Safety Citizens Academy

The Jacksonville Public Safety Citizens Academy provides an opportunity for Citizens to learn firsthand about the City’s Public Safety operations. The 5 week long academy features a series of lectures, location tours and activities that give Citizens behind the scenes look at Police, Fire, and EMS activities in Jacksonville. Enroll by printing and filling out an application (PDF) before 5PM on Friday, August 20, 2021.

Program Dates

Sessions for 2021 will be held each Thursday, September 2-30, 5:30-7:30 PM at the Center for Public Safety, 200 Marine Blvd in Jacksonville. The Public Safety Citizens Academy application deadline is August 20, 2021Applications must be submitted by this time because all participants are subject to background checks prior to approval.


Applicants must meeting the following qualification for participation:

  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • City of Jacksonville resident, City of Jacksonville business owner, or employed by the City (those who live outside the City limits and are interested in participating will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Must pass a criminal history background check

Please print and fill out an application (PDF). Completed applications can be dropped off at or mailed to the Center for Public Safety, 200 Marine Blvd. Applications can also be faxed to 910 938-6937.

Should you have any questions, please email Community Services Sergeant, Vincent Waddell or call at 910 938-6406.

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