Community Programs

Citizen’s Academy

The Citizen’s Academy is a nine-week Program designed to give our citizens an inside look and working knowledge of every aspect of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

Identity Theft

Theft of identity is fast becoming the most prevalent and costly financial crime in the nation. It is estimated that more than 40,000 people have their identity stolen each year, costing consumers and the financial industry billions of dollars. This presentation explains how criminals can obtain your personal information. It also gives tips on how to protect yourself and what to do if you think you may be a victim.

Self Defense Through Tactical Shooting & Decision Making

This 8 hour course is designed to give civilians the opportunity to learn safe gun handling skills as well as the legal aspects of gun ownership

Human Trafficking

This course walks our citizens through exactly what Human Trafficking is and what our citizens need to watch for when they are out in the community that can be warning signs of this crime. This also goes through the statistics of Human Trafficking in Florida and across the nation.

Crime in America

This course walks our citizens through the various crime trends in the United States today and what crimes we are seeing on a daily basis in our community.

Domestic Violence

This course gives our citizens the tools that they can use every day not only in their home environments but in their home lives as well. Domestic Violence comes in many forms and our citizens should have the information on how to protect themselves as well.

Homeland Security

This presentation covers several topics. Included are what terrorist acts are designed to do, Brevard County Sheriffs Office’s role in protecting Brevard County, and what you, as a citizen of Brevard County, can do to help protect our community.

Neighborhood Watch

This self-help effort centers around neighbors and law enforcement personnel working together to increase community awareness and reduce crime. This program includes an explanation of Operation Identification – marking and recording your possessions.

Frauds and Scams

This presentation explains the different types of frauds and how they work. It also identifies ways to prevent becoming a victim of a con artist.

Home Security Survey

This involves a home visit by a Crime Prevention Practitioner, who will check the interior and exterior to identify potential security problems and recommend solutions. These surveys are CONFIDENTIAL and FREE

Personal Safety

This program discusses steps individuals can take to avoid becoming crime victims.

Senior Safety

This self-protection and home security program is geared toward the special needs of senior citizens.

Files of Life

Record vital medical information and keep it in your home in a format and location that emergency responders will know to look for, in the event you are unable to speak for yourself in a medical emergency.

Project Lifesaver

Through a partnership with Brevard County TRIAD, this program is designed to track and locate lost patients suffering from Alzheimer’s, Down’s Syndrome or Autism. A bracelet is provided to the individual that can be tracked using both ground and air tracking receivers. The Aviation Unit will supervise the tracking through a group of specially trained deputies.

Unit Contact Information

For more information call 321-264-7755 or send email to crimeprevention@bcso.us.