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Citizens Academy crime scene dusting for prints


Are you interested in learning about the inner-workings of CCSO?

The Citizens Academy is a program to educate the public about the Sheriff's Office.      

Citizens Academy: December 5, 2019 through February 27, 2020 
**No class Dec.26, 2019 or Jan. 2, 2020 
Classes are every Thursday from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Advanced Citizens Academy - Out of an abundance of caution the Collier County Sheriff’s Office is cancelling the Advanced Citizens Academy at this time.

Classes are every Thursday from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Professional Development Center
615 3rd Avenue South, Naples, FL

Please note:  While the Professional Development Center will be the site of the first class and some subsequent classes, the Citizens Academy will also include off-site classes that will convene at the Naples Jail Center, CCSO's Special Operations facility and the Collier County Emergency Services Center. 

To enroll click here to download the application.


  The Collier County Sheriff’s Office offers a follow-up program to the Citizens Academy.  After completion of the CCSO Citizens Academy, participants will be qualified to participate in our Advanced Citizens Academy program.
This is an eight-week course that takes an in-depth look into topics that are touched upon in the regular Citizens Academy course. Topics will include: 
  • Gangs
  • Special Weapons and Tactics
  • The History of the CCSO and the Naples Jail Center
  • Judicial Services
  • Investigations
  • Youth Relations Bureau
  • Homeland Security

The next Advanced Citizen's Academy will be in March 2020

The Advanced Citizen's Academy is held every other year.

Classes take place every Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Professional Development Center, 615 3rd Avenue South, Naples.

To enroll in the Advanced  Academy click here to download the application.

Questions? Call (239) 252-0725 or e-mail

Once your application is processed you will be notified when the next Citizens Academy or Advanced Citizens Academy will begin.