We work to build positive relationships with our county’s young people each and every day! From daycare visits with our patrol cars, to birthday drive-bys during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the many programs that our agency supports, we’re dedicated to making a positive impact on Clay County’s youth.
Clay County Police Athletic League
The Clay County Police Athletic League (PAL) is a youth activities program and recreational league operated by members of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and by dozens of volunteers. PAL works to bring together law enforcement and our youth by providing positive role models and a drug free atmosphere to play and learn. Programs offered include:
- Baseball & Softball
- Flag Football
- Pop Warner Cheer & Football
- Sheriff’s Explorers
- Summer Basketball
Clay County Sheriff’s Explorer Post 987
Know any youth looking for a career in law enforcement? The Clay County Sheriff’s Explorer Post 987 is a great place to start!
Clay residents between the ages of 14 and 21 are eligible, and will have the opportunity to undergo trainings similar to that of our officers. This program is a great way to learn more about how CCSO operates, and potentially, help in pursuing a law enforcement career in the long run.
For more information, please visit ExplorerPost987.com to review eligibility requirements and complete the contact form.
Downloadable Coloring Pages for the Kids!
You can click the links below to download coloring pages to use for your kids at home, in the classroom, at daycare, or just for fun! We’d love to see their finished product! Take a picture of the finished story and send it to email@example.com, and it could be shared to our social media pages.
Diversionary Programs for Youth
Our agency receives inquiries regularly about the availability of diversionary programs for at-risk youth. For the most part, programs such as these are coordinated in our county through the school system (in conjunction with the National Guard) and through the court system. All of our state’s sheriffs are strong supporters of the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch system which include:
Teen Driver Challenge Course
The Teen Driver Challenge (TDC) course, which is offered at no cost to students, will provide the knowledge and hands-on experience to reduce your chances of being involved in a crash.
Please note: the Teen Driver Challenge is not a supplemental or advanced driving course. It is a defensive driving program that covers various topics including: Vehicle Dynamics, Human Factors, Responsibility and Liability, Effects of Drugs and Alcohol, Night Driving and Aggressive Driving. TDC students are required to have a Florida Learner’s Permit or a valid Florida Operator’s License and have use of an automobile they usually operate during the driving exercises. For more information, please contact Deputy Rob Russell at (904)375-2237 or firstname.lastname@example.org.