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Sheriff’s Teen Citizens Academy

Sheriff’s Teen Citizens Academy

Yulee, Fla. – Sheriff Bill Leeper has announced a new program for teens in Nassau County that exposes young people to what it’s like to be a police officer in hopes they will consider a career in law enforcement in the future.

The Sheriff’s Teen Citizens Academy is a 4-week program that allows Nassau County teens the opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes look at the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office. The program is geared towards teens between the ages of 14 and 18 that have an interest in law enforcement, but not enough of an interest to commit to a long-term educational program or a law enforcement explorer program.

Attendees have the opportunity to learn the same Defensive Tactics we teach our deputies, be proficient with a Firearm, tour the Nassau County Jail, and much more! The class is held on consecutive Saturday mornings from 8:00AM to 12:00PM. Applicants must be enrolled in an education program (including homeschool) and be willing to undergo a criminal history screening and background check.

“In launching the Sheriff’s Teen Citizens Academy we hope to provide a free and fun avenue for interested students to learn first-hand how exciting and rewarding a career in law enforcement can be,” said Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper.

The program covers the following areas of the agency:

  • Meet The Sheriff
  • Sheriff’s Administration Building Tour
  • Patrol Operations
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Special Operations
  • Forensics
  • Firearms
  • Jail Tour
  • Vehicle Operations