St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara Invites Members of the Community to Attend Citizen’s Academy

Saint Lucie County Sheriff

Saint Lucie County Sheriff

St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara is inviting members of the public to learn more about their Sheriff’s Office by attending the Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy with classes beginning Feb. 10.

Sheriff Mascara says people often want to know how the Sheriff’s Office protects the public and helps make a safer community and Citizen’s Academy does just that. He said it allows residents to know the agency and the deputies better.

Classes begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Sheriff’s Office headquarters, 4700 West Midway Road, Fort Pierce. All classes meet on Wednesday evenings, except for two Saturday classes. The total number of class hours is 52.

According to Mascara, classes will feature topics such as civil and criminal law, internal affairs investigations, patrol operations, crime prevention, criminal investigations, underwater search and recovery, bomb unit and K-9 demonstrations, tours of the jail, courthouse and the Emergency Operations Center.

Students will also shoot real guns at our firearms range, a laser gun at the “MILO” simulator, drive a Sheriff’s Office vehicle, and participate in a four-hour ride-along with a patrol deputy and much more, Mascara said.

There is a one-time fee of $5 payable the first night of class.

Details and applications are available by calling Deb McKenna of the Training Unit at (772) 462-3604 or on the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office website at:

Those who wish to attend should return completed forms to: Training Unit, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, 4700 West Midway Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981 or fax to : (772) 462-3615. Applicants also can e-mail the completed forms to

The Florida Constitution establishes the Office of the elected County Sheriff who is responsible for preserving the peace, carrying out the orders of Florida courts and the Board of County Commissioners, and providing deputies at court sessions and meetings of the Board of County Commissioners. The Sheriff is the chief correctional officer of the county. Sheriff Ken J. Mascara is elected by the people of St. Lucie County and is accountable to them.




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