Citizen's Academy

Members of the public are invited to learn about the Lee County Sheriff’s Office by participating in the agency’s popular Citizens Academy. Join us and get a first-hand look at how we enforce the law, as we protect and serve.

The academy is a 12-week program consisting of classes and discussions held weekly from 6 to 9:15 p.m. Each class size is limited to 28 students. Best of all: There is no cost to attend.

Classes provide an in-depth view into multiple areas of law enforcement and are intended to enhance understanding, communication and partnerships between citizens and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Highlights include the opportunity to tour the Aviation Unit, Communications Division and Corrections Bureau; see demonstrations from representatives of the Crime Scene, K-9, Major Crimes, SWAT and Underwater Operations teams; and observe a DUI Checkpoint as it happens. Participants also have the opportunity to receive hands-on firearms training at the Lee County Gun Range.

To participate, you must be at least 18 years of age, a resident of Lee county and have no felony convictions.Click Here to download the application form. Any questions should be directed to Citizens Academy Coordinator John McGraw at (239) 258-3215 or JMcGraw@sheriffleefl.org