Non-Emergency: 727.582.6200

Citizens Academy

This 12 week program gives adults a behind the scene looks at Sheriff’s Office operations through hands-on participation and expert speakers. Sign-up!

The Sheriff’s Citizens Academy is a multifaceted educational program in which interested citizens learn about the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, how it operates and the law enforcement challenges which face our county.

The objective of the Sheriff’s Citizens Academy is to bring together a cross section of community representatives for twelve weekly sessions of interactive instruction and discussion about the agency’s operations and policies which facilitate the delivery of law enforcement services.

  • Community Services Concepts
  • Firearms Familiarization
  • PRISM (Deadly Force Simulator)
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Specialized Units
  • Courthouse Tour and Security
  • Vice and Narcotics Investigations
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations
  • Jail Tour
  • SWAT Demonstration
  • Forensic Science
  • And Much More…

The Sheriff’s Citizens Academy is designed to provide members of the community with the opportunity to gain specific knowledge about the workings of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and a general insight into the field of law enforcement. The program is informational and does not train or promote citizens to act in a law enforcement capacity. Graduates of the Sheriff’s Citizens Academy will not be certified deputies.

Increased awareness and understanding will enable participants to more effectively involve themselves in crime prevention and to promote citizen-Sheriff’s Office partnerships in their neighborhoods.

Any resident of Pinellas County who is 18 years of age or older with a valid Florida driver’s license and in good health is eligible to attend the Citizens Academy free of charge. Business leaders, civic representatives, as well as members of the community are encouraged to participate.

Citizens AcademyAll applicants will be screened through a routine criminal background check prior to their acceptance into the program.

If you or any other members of the community are interested in attending the Academy, you may contact the Community Services Section at:

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Community Services Section

10750 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33778
Telephone (727)582-2222

OMC Drop-Boxes

Operation Medicine Cabinet

Drop off your expired or unused medications during business hours at Operation Medicine Cabinet drop boxes located at two Sheriff’s Office locations:

The Sheriff’s Administration Building
10750 Ulmerton Rd.

The Sheriff’s North District Office at
737 Louden Avenue

More Information

When To Call

In Florida, simply dialing 9-1-1 in an emergency connects you to EMS, law enforcement, and the fire rescue.

The 9-1-1 system is for emergencies only – serious vehicle crashes, critical medical situations, crimes in progress, or fire.

Do not call 9-1-1 for non emergency transportation.

If you are unsure if your situation is a true emergency, officials recommend that you let the call taker determine if you need emergency help.


10750 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33778

Mailing address:
PO Drawer 2500
Largo, FL 33779-2500

Phone: (727) 582-6200
Emergency: 9 1 1


E-mail addresses are public record under Florida Law and are not exempt from public-records requirements. If you do not want your e-mail address to be subject to being released pursuant to a public-records request do not send electronic mail to this entity.

Instead, contact this office by telephone or in writing, via the United States Postal Service.