Citizens Police Academy

Worth County Sheriff/Sylvester Police Department Citizens Police Academy is a free, 8 week program that provides Worth County residents with an inside look at law enforcement.  Participants are introduced to a variety of law enforcement topics.  The once a week 2 hour classes are designed to give citizens a general overview of the sheriff and police department's function and operational procedures.  Everyone is encouraged to ask questions and express ideas and concerns to the public employees.

The citizens police academy will be held for the first time in 2019 and will be limited to 20 students per session.  Students will be selected by the Sheriff and Chief of Police through an application process.  All academy participants must be Worth County residents at least 16 years of age and successfully pass a background investigation.  (No Felonies)

Participants who complete the 8 weeks course will attend a graduation ceremony and be presented with a certificate of completion.


The curriculum for the citizens police academy includes many interesting topics such as:

  • Sheriff/Chief of Police introductions
  • Jail Administration
  • Patrol and Traffic Patrol procedures
  • Investigative Procedures
  • Drug Investigations
  • Internal Affairs
  • Accident Investigating
  • Community Policing
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sex Offender Registry
  • And much more

Interested in participating in the Citizens Police Academy?

Go to for a downloadable application or contact Lt. Dough Brooks at the Sylvester Police Department 229-776-8500 or Kannetha Clemat the Worth County Sheriffs Office 229-776-8211.

Email request for applications to:

kclem [at]