Our Youth and Delinquency Services Division are divided into two bureaus:
Youth Relations Bureau
Deputies are assigned to elementary, middle, and high schools as a resource for students, parents and faculty. Daily they make presentations in the classrooms and maintain security on campus. Questions? Click here to contact a Youth Relations Deputy
Delinquency, Prevention and Enforcement Bureau
This unit is staffed with deputies who are specially trained in handling at-risk youth.
SHOCAP – Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program
This program monitors juveniles who have committed crimes and are on court-ordered community control.
Juvenile Civil Citation – This is a pre-arrest diversion program that allows kids who have committed first-time misdemeanors to perform community service work instead of being charged with the crime.
Juveniles At Risk - This program deals with youth that are at risk and provides mentoring and guidance with issues like truancy and drug use.
Street Gang Unit – This unit is responsible for tracking the nearly 1,000 gang members and associates in Collier County.
Drug Court – If it has been determined that drugs are a factor in a child’s life, he or she can be required by probation to attend a weekly meeting, for at least a year, called Drug Court. This meeting is led by a panel of people, including a CCSO representative, who monitor each child’s behavior
At this time plans for Summerfest 2020 are tentative depending on COVID-19 social distancing and gathering limitations. Please follow our Facebook page for updates.
Thank you for a great SUMMERfest 2019!
Join CCSO next summer for SUMMERfest 2020.
Our events are free for Collier County students and families.
Please remember that all schedules are subject to change.
Out of an abundance of caution the Collier County Sheriff’s Office is suspending the Teen Driver Challenge until further notice.
TAKE THE CHALLENGE
This course provides you with the knowledge and hands-on experience to reduce your chances of being involved in a crash. The driving skills you will learn are the same techniques used by driving professionals, including NASCAR.
- The class consists of two training days. The first day is a four-hour block of instruction and the second day is an eight-hour block of vehicle operations.
- You will be operating your own vehicle and you must be licensed teen driver or have a driving permit with 21 year old licensed driver with you.
- Permitted Drivers must have at least 25 hours of driving time and had their permit for at least 6 months to be accepted into the program.
Your instructor will be a certified law enforcement trainer.
Upon the successful completion of this course, you will graduate with a certificate of completion. You can give the certificate to your auto insurance company for a possible premium reduction.
These classes fill up fast. Sign up for classes now. Contact Youth Relations at 239-252-0144.
2020 Class Schedule
|** All classes have been cancelled until further notice**|
Required Waivers and Forms
HOT SUMMER NIGHTS 2020 is on hold until further notice. Stay up to date by following the CCSO FaceBook page for Summerfest updates.
Free family fun night!
Thursday nights from 6 to 9 p.m.
Human Foosball arena, rockwall, police car bounce house, Wii games, music, dancing, karaoke machine. Free popcorn, snocones and Boar's Head hot dogs too.
LOCATIONS AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE - call the Youth Relations office at (239) 252-0144 to confirm.
Join DEPUTY Club
D.E.P.U.T.Y. Club 2020 is on hold until further notice. Stay up to date by following the CCSO FaceBook page for Summerfest updates.
Space is limited to the first seventy five applicants. First time attendees will be given first consideration.
WHAT: The D.E.P.U.T.Y. Club is a summer program sponsored by the Collier County Sheriff's Office in partnership with many local businesses for kids ages 1st through 5th grade.
WHERE: Oakridge Middle School
WHEN: Monday June 3 through Friday June 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
IMMOKALEE and EVERGLADES CITY
WHERE: Oakridge Middle School - Children will be bused to Naples. Pick up in Everglades City or Immokalee is at 7:00 a.m. and Drop off time is 4:00 p.m. (locations to be announced).
If you have any questions contact the D.E.P.U.T.Y. Club Coordinators, Cpl. Karen Eggleston-Negron or Cpl. Eric Grundeman at 239-252-0144 / firstname.lastname@example.org
The program is FREE and open to registered Collier County students going into first through fifth grade.
Kids will receive FREE lunch and an opportunity to participate in activities and field trips throughout Collier County.
Click HERE for Bounce Waiver ALL participants and volunteers MUST fill out a waiver to BOUNCE! as it is one of the field trips that D.E.P.U.T.Y. Club is taking this year. When filling out the BOUNCE waiver, please use this ID number: 471179
BE A D.E.P.U.T.Y. CLUB VOLUNTEER
We are no longer accepting applications for volunteers for 2019.
Calling all high school students!
Need volunteer hours? Want to help youth in your community? You can earn community service hours while mentoring and supervising elementary age students at the club or at a field trip location.
WHEN: Monday June 3 through Friday June 7, 2019
TIME: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Oakridge Middle School, 14975 Collier Blvd, Naples, FL 34119
HOW: Pre-approval needed from your school counselors. Site supervisor is assigned Youth Relations Deputy at your school.
Mandatory meeting for volunteers on May 31, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Oak Ridge Middle School.
Do The Right Thing recognizes and rewards Collier County area youth for exemplary behavior, accomplishments, good deeds and acts of heroism through a unique partnership with the Collier County Sheriff's Office.
The program focuses on the good these students do on a daily basis.
CCSO has honored thousands of children in monthly ceremonies to recognize and reinforce good behavior and making a difference in their communities. Each ceremony allows parents, deputies, teachers and others to nominate students for Doing The Right Thing. A selection committee reviews the nominations and selects 10 or more finalists for each ceremony who are honored at Lorenzo Walker Technical College. This partnership has been so valuable over the years and CCSO will continue to partner with Lorenzo Walker Technical College.
CCSO conducts five to six ceremonies throughout the school year. Each ceremony honors students ranging from elementary level through high-school level. All students are considered winners and rewarded a certificate and letter of recognition.
To nominate a student who is Doing The Right Thing, please fill out the form below. Please be as detailed as possible and make sure that your contact information is correct should more details be needed.
Due to COVID 19, Do The Right Thing ceremonies for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year have been canceled.
Please check back here or on the CCSO's FaceBook page for 2020-2021 school year updates.
We continue to welcome Do The Right Thing submissions. Once we receive them, we will email or call you with updates.
If you have questions contact CCSO Youth Relations Bureau at 239-252-0144.
Fourth graders are enrolled in the Junior Deputy program, where they see monthly presentations and are treated to Junior Deputy Fair Day.
Fifth graders are taught DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education). This program is effective in helping our youth resist the pressure and temptation to experiment with drugs.
Explorers raise money by assisting with parking, gate control and other duties during special events. With the money received from working special events and from donations, the Explorers attend Explorer Boot Camp and Delegate meetings to compete with other Explorer posts, in the State of Florida, on law enforcement procedures and tactics.
The program requires an applicant maintain a 2.0 or above grade average, have not been arrested, pass a DJJ background check and be a person of good standing. A meeting with a parent prior to joining is also required.
The program runs throughout the school year. This year, the Naples Explorer’s post will meet at Palmetto Ridge High School. Transportation is available for the Naples post from 2373 Horseshoe Drive to Oakridge Middle School to Palmetto Ridge High School and back. The Immokalee post will meet at Immokalee High School then transport to Palmetto Ridge and back. Meetings are held every Tuesday from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. (NOTE: Dates and times subject to change).
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office also offers a Cadet Program at each post. Middle school students 12 through 14 years of age who maintain a “C” average or above (same requirements as Explorers) can join.
Except for out of town competition, Cadets participate in the same type of programs and activities as their older counterpart. Cadets may become an Explorer once they reach the age of 14.
Both Explorers and Cadets must obey the CCSO policy and procedures addressed to the Explorer’s Program along with the guidelines set by the Boy Scouts of America, Learning for Life.
For more information, call Sgt. Mike Butcher at the Youth Relations Bureau at 239.252.0144.
Click here to download the application.