The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office will begin hosting the “Sheriff’s Blazer Academy” in May 2023. Every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., the Sheriff’s Blazer Academy will immerse young men ages 13, 14, and 15 in an environment that will provide mentoring and instruction on many topics such as courtesy, responsibility, empowerment, and respect.

Each two-hour session will include role-playing scenarios designed to develop interpersonal skills and confidence-building necessary for them to become the leaders of tomorrow.

The Sheriff’s Blazer Academy will provide dinner each night, transportation if needed, dress attire fitted to each student and a graduation ceremony.

The Sheriff’s Blazer Academy will accept 25 students per academy, and applications must be completed and sent to Delarian Wiggins at

To apply, click here to complete an application.