The Orange County Sheriff's Office Teen Academy is for students between the ages of 13 to 17. This FREE academy is held twice during the summer vacation and are a week long from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch and snacks are provided. As a student of the Teen Academy, you will gain a knowledge and understanding of the functions and responsibilities of the various roles within the Orange County Sheriff's Office. This highly interactive academy discusses many safety topics that teens face such as bulling, dating, truancy, and social media. The academy also gives an overview of deputy training, criminal investigations, community policing, specialty units, operational services, special operations, and court services. The Teen Academy offers field trips which enable the students to tour the Communications Center, Aviation Hanger, Crime Scene/Forensics Lab, and the Mounted Stables, to name a few.
To become a student, you must submit an application through the Orange County Sheriff's Office website. Applicants must be able to pass a background check to attend the Teen Academy. The background check is required so the student will be able to enter our secure buildings.
For more information on these exciting programs, please contact the Academy Program Coordinator Awilda McBryde at (407) 254-7141 or firstname.lastname@example.org.