Public Safety Academy

Dates
Dates for the next Public Safety Academy will be posted on the Ocoee Police Events Calendar.

Volunteers
In order to become a volunteer for the Ocoee Police Department, volunteers will need to take the Public Safety Academy class. The class instructors are Ocoee Police Officers. The class will discuss crime prevention, defensive tactics, fire fighting and more.
Citizen Police Academy Class 17
In order to become a volunteer for the Ocoee Police Department, volunteers will need to take the Public Safety Academy class. The class instructors are Ocoee Police Officers and Firefighters. The class will discuss crime prevention, defensive tactics, fire fighting and more.
Program Details
  • 12 weeks (48-hour program); Classes will meet on 12 evenings in the Commission Chambers
  • Free to residents
  • Funded by donations
  • Participants eligible for 1 ride-along with an officer on normal patrol
  • Taught by Police Officers, industry experts and Firefighters
  • View / Participate in firearm demonstration
Eligibility Requirements
  • Class size is limited
  • Have no criminal record that would prevent being hired by a police or fire department
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must sign a release and waiver
  • Preference will be given to residents, but those who work in, or for, the city can fill available seats
Covered Subjects
  • Crime Prevention
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Department Overview
  • Domestic Violence
  • Equipment
  • Evidence
  • Fingerprints
  • Firearm Demonstration
  • Firearm Laws and Safety
  • Functional Areas
  • Laws and Crimes
  • Station Tour
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • U.S. Constitution
  • First Aid