Lake County Sheriff\

Sheriff Peyton C. Grinnell

The Sheriff of Lake County, Peyton C. Grinnell, is sponsoring a Sheriff's Academy. The purpose of the academy is to build a better understanding between citizens and the police through education. Participants will become familiar with the operations of the Lake County Sheriff's Office and gain a deeper understanding of the problems facing the police and the community.

Students will tour various departments of the Sheriff's Office including the Lake County Jail, the Courthouse, Technical Services, and Communications. They will hear from specialized units such as the Dive Team, Investigations, bike and road patrol, mounted posse, along with S.W.A.T., driving, K-9 and firearms demonstration.

The classes are scheduled each weekly for 13 weeks beginning January 16, 2020 (Tavares Class) 5pm to 8pm; January 21, 2020 (Clermont Class) 10am to noon.

The academy is limited to 30 participants. If you are interested please contact Linda Thompson in Community Engagement at 352-326-8108, send an email to, or click one of the links below.

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For those of you who took the course and were unable to attend each class, please contact Community Engagement to schedule your make up class.