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 Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 6:30pm. 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 will consist of 2 months of sessions that meet once a week, on Thursday evenings, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. and four (4) Saturday labs. A variety of different classes will be provided. The classes will be held at the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office, located at 400 W. Washington St. Greensboro, NC 27401, in the Training Classroom. Labs will be held at various locations.
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.
Download 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. I hope you will consider it.
Personnel and Training
400 West Washington St
Greensboro, NC 27401
Phone: (336) 641-3387
Fax: (336) 641-3565