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The Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Polk County School Board, teaches the “Teen Driver Challenge.” Both agencies recognize the importance of safe teen driving programs, and are working together to educate Polk County’s teens in methods and techniques to become safer drivers.
Most people don’t realize that teenagers die more often in traffic crashes than for any other reason. The only way we can reduce this likelihood is to better inform teens and teach them how to become safer, more effective drivers. The Teen Driver Challenge does just that – it provides our young drivers with hands-on experience and classroom learning, reducing their risk of becoming another tragic statistic. We encourage parents and teenagers to get involved in this valuable program – all it costs is twelve hours of your time, but the rewards are priceless.
To register your teen for the Teen Driver Challenge, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a forms packet and further instructions. Once you have completed the packet, you can scan it and email it to email@example.com, or mail it to: Amber Parker, PCSO Sheriff's Operations Center, 1891 Jim Keene Blvd, Winter Haven, FL, 33880. You can also drop off the completed forms at any Polk County Sheriff’s Office substation and simply request that it be forwarded to Amber Parker (SOC).
Assignment to a class date cannot be confirmed until all paperwork is completed properly, and has been received. Once all of your paperwork is received, your confirmation date will be emailed to you. If prior to the submission of your paperwork, all available seats are filled for the date you originally requested, you will be given priority for an available seat on another date. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once a student has a confirmed seat in a class, the parents and/or the student is required to contact PCSO at email@example.com to confirm that the student will be attending the training at least 48 hours before the class date. This is to confirm the student will actually be participating and prevent empty seats in the training class.
View our calendar of scheduled classes below.
*For families that do not have the ability to spare their vehicle for the entire duration of the course, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about other available options.