The BCSO Youth Academy was established in an effort to create an outreach program for Bay County’s youth.  It is comprised of middle and high school students ages 12-17.  The purpose of the summer youth academy is to afford the students an opportunity to interact one on one with our deputies and form meaningful, lasting and positive bonds with law enforcement.

Each summer the Sheriff’s Office hosts multiple week-long sessions of the Youth Academy in which the youth are mentored by our very own School Resource Deputies (SRDs).  The SRD’s also oversee and operate the academy.  All events and activities during the course of the week are provided at no cost to the students.  Additionally, all drinks, meals, snacks and transportation will be provided by the Sheriff’s Office at no cost to the youth or tax payers of Bay County.

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office Youth Academy meets at the Junior Deputies building located in the rear parking lot of the Sheriff’s Office.  The location provides an excellent escape from everyday pressures and outside influences.  From there the students attend the various excursions and events that are scheduled for the day.  Some of the activities that are scheduled include fishing, hiking, presentations by FWC, EMS and Bay County Fire Department.  There will also be live demonstrations of the various facets of the Sheriff’s Office and law enforcement operations.

Date: Saturday, February 17th, 2024

Place: Bay Point Golf Club / 4701 Bay Point Rd, Panama City, Florida
Format: Captain's Choice Select Shot
Fees: $90.00 per person / $360 per team (Breakfast Biscuit & Lunch included with entry fee)

Time: 9:00am Shotgun Start (Late Registration Begins @ 8:00 am Space Permitting)

  • Scoring will be done using the Net Modified Peoria
  • Soft spikes only allowed on golf course
  • Special prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
  • Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
  • Hole Sponsorships Available $100.00 (Includes Hole Sign on Tee-Box)

    Gold Sponsorships Available $500.00 (Includes Hole Sign on Tee-Box, Name on Banner & Free Team Entry)


    to sign-up.  Please fill out, print and return the form to the Bay County Sheriff's Office Cedar Grove Substation located at 2730 E. 14th Street, Panama City, Florida 32404 with your check payable to:
    Bay Law Enforcement Assistance Foundation (BLEAF)

    Contact Sergeant Scott Lashbrook email: Phone: (850) 890-6638 
    Amanda Brogdon email: Phone: (850) 248-2159

    Rev. 01/08/2024