Citizens Police Academy

The Satellite Beach Police Department is hosting a Citizens Police Academy with a tentative start date in February 2016.

Depending on the number of participants, the eight week academy will meet every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This Program is designed to give our citizens an inside look and working knowledge of every aspect of the Satellite Beach Police Department and see what the proud men and women do on a daily basis.

With varied activities and class interaction, the instruction is comprehensive and each week presents different topics covering agency operations and a variety of community safety and awareness issues. Participants can expect a “hands-on” experience where attendees will be afforded the chance to actually use some of the equipment utilized by the Police Department. It includes detailed information on such topics as uniformed patrol, criminal investigations, firearms, dispatch, jail tour and many other interesting topics.

Also available is an elective ride-a-long with an officer during an actual patrol shift. You will enjoy a very unique opportunity to walk in the shoes of the proud men and women of our agency that work to protect our community every day.  The Academy is open to all residents of Satellite Beach who are at least 18 years old. There is no physical fitness requirement to attend.

All applicants must fill out an application which will include a background check. We hope the experience will not only be informative, but fun as well!

Questions or concerns regarding our Citizens Police Academy may be directed to Commander Bert Berrios at or phone (321) 773-4400 ext. 128.