Community Service Programs

Two officers assist a young child with trying on a police tactical vest

The Crestview Police Department’s Community Services Unit is committed to establishing and maintaining a meaningful and productive partnership with our community. Community Services officers educate citizens about their Police Department and ways that they might be able to protect themselves and their property from crime. The goal of the Community Services Unit is to achieve excellence by facilitating a partnership between police officers and the citizens we serve.

Community Services officers coordinate various community programs, events, and services. Some of these programs include:

  • Crestview Citizens Police Academy
  • Crestview Citizens Police Academy Alumni
  • Crestview Police Youth Academy
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Project Lifesaver
  • "RUOK?" Program
  • Crime Prevention
  • School Zone Safety & Crossing
  • DUI Prevention & Awareness
  • Personal Safety Awareness
  • Business Security Surveys
  • Cops for Kids Program
  • Coffee with a Cop

For information concerning the programs services our Community Services Unit can offer you, your organization, or your business, please contact the Police Department at 850.682.3544 and ask to speak to a Community Services officer.


The Crestview Police Youth Academy is a one-week, Monday through Friday program typically held in mid/late July every year. There are two daily sessions: 9 a.m.– noon for younger children ages 7 to 11, and 1–4 p.m. for older children ages 12 to15.

Download and read a complete description of the program in the information sheet, downloadable from the link below. Download and complete the application, get it notarized, have your child write a 50-150 word statement explaining why they want to attend the academy, and return both the notarized application and statement.