The Guilford County Sheriff's Office is offering a Sheriff's Citizen Academy to Guilford County residents who are interested in learning more about law enforcement operations and the Guilford County Sheriff's Office internal processes. The classes will start on February 6, 2014 at 6:30p.m. The basic goal of the Sheriff's Citizen Academy is to improve law enforcement/community relations through a formalized educational process.
The Sheriff's Citizen Academy will present a wide range of topical training subjects condensed from the standard training curriculum of sheriff's deputies. By presenting this program, we hope to provide a broad educational experience which will acquaint attending citizens with the mission of sheriff's personnel and the requirements of law to which officers must conform while carrying out their prescribed duties.
Through attendance and participation in the Sheriff's Citizen Academy:
- Citizens will be able to make more informed judgments about the Sheriff's Office and law enforcement activities.
- The Sheriff's Office will become more aware of the feelings and concerns of the community, as expressed by attending citizens.
- Citizens and Sheriff's representatives will have an opportunity to explore together, some of the traditional suspicions and misconceptions generally harbored by both citizens and sheriff's deputies. Through open discussion of such suspicions and misconceptions, a more harmonious climate for relationships may be established.
The Academy is made up of twenty (20) sessions which cover thirty-eight(38) classes, meeting once a week, on Thursday evenings, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. and four (4) Saturday morning labs. The classes will be held at the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office, located at 400 W. Washington St. Greensboro, NC 27401.The Guilford County Sheriff’s Citizen Academy would like to invite you to participate in this program.
The participants will represent a cross-section of the Guilford County community. The long range benefit of the interaction that will take place during the academy is a better Guilford County for all citizens. To fully appreciate and receive the best information and training, a commitment to attend all classes is critical.
You may download the application packet below. An application, schedule, and listing of the topics that will be covered in the Academy. If you are interested in participating in the Academy please fill out the proper paperwork and return it to the Sheriff’s Office. I do hope you will find the Academy an opportunity to better know your Sheriff's Office and learn how other citizen’s feel. You can contribute to the betterment of the Sheriff's Office and the Guilford County Community by taking part in the academy, knowing you have done your part of the solution.Application Packet for Sheriff's Citizen Academy