PARKLAND, FL- The Broward Sheriff's Office is establishing a program called the Parkland Citizen's Academy for local residents and business owners. The goal of the Citizens Academy is to help local residents understand BSO law enforcement and the services provided through it.

The BSO Citizen's Academy will be a series of four classes held weekly on Tuesday nights beginning this week on October 8th at our local Parkland sheriff's office. The free classes are three hours each and run from 6-9 p.m., culminating on Tuesday, October 29. All applicants are subject to a background check, must have no felony convictions, and be 18 years of age or older. For more information, please email