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Guilford County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff's Youth Academy

Dear Interested Youth and Parents,

The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office is offering a Sheriff’s Youth Academy to the younger citizens of Guilford County who are interested in learning more about law enforcement operations within the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office, other public safety and military careers. The classes will start on Monday July 24, 2017 at 8:00am.  Sheriff Youth Academy is STILL a 2-week program!

The Sheriff’s Youth Academy will present a range of topical training subjects condensed from the standard training curriculum for law enforcement officers. By presenting this program, we hope to provide a positive career development experience which will acquaint attending youth with the goals and functions of a working Law enforcement agency.

The academy has the following goals:

This academy aims to stimulate a positive interest in law enforcement in youth, as well as heighten awareness of the positive aspects of being a good citizen. Instill as sense of patriotism in the students.  Young people will learn the basic functions of a law enforcement agency, requirements of a career in law enforcement, and advantages of Explorer post membership. Some of the blocks of instruction are as follows: 

  • Career Preparation / Texting & Driving-DWI Prevention Education
  • Firearms Simulator Training / Handcuffing Techniques
  • Traffic Stops/Enforcement / Police Chases
  • Physical Fitness Training / Introduction to Drill/Ceremonies
  • Vehicle Accident Extraction Demo / DWI Simulator
  • Building Searches / K-9 Demo
  • SERT – Sheriff Emergency Response Team /Bomb Robot Demo
  • Outdoor Survival Training

Who may attend? The academy is open to all law enforcement Explorers. Students/Candidates from local schools between the ages of 13 and 17 years of age and/or still a high school student may also be accepted by referral from School Resource officers or by parents who wish for their son/daughter to participate in the Sheriff Youth Academy experience. 

The academy will begin with an orientation meeting on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 6:30pm to 7:45pm. Orientation is MANDATORY for all students/SYA participants and at least one parent must attend if their child/SYA participant is less than 18 years of age. Orientation will be held at the Sheriff’s Office Administration Building in the Lower Classroom located at 400 W. Washington St Greensboro. 

The academy will begin at 8:00 AM on Monday July 24, 2017 at 8:00am at the GCSO District Office – located at 5440 Millstream Road, Mcleansville, N.C. 27301 (See schedule).  Space is limited.  Applicants will be accepted on a “first-come, first served” basis pending a background check.

*Note: AT RISK students, who have criminal histories, extensive negative involvement with law enforcement and/or the juvenile justice system, poor grades, poor conduct, and/or regular in or out of school suspensions WILL NOT be accepted into the program. 

The deadline for application submission is extended to Friday, July10, 2017 at 5:00pm.  There is no fee for the academy.  Students will be provided with T-shirts and baseball caps as academy uniforms.  Students will be required to wear khaki type cargo pants to complete the academy uniform. Students will also be required to wear a white crew neck t-shirt and black basketball shorts for physical training. Purchasing options will be provided at the orientation meeting. Footwear should be sneakers or athletic training type shoes. 

Transportation to and from the academy sites will be the responsibility of the participant or his/her parent, guardian, or custodian.

Interested persons should contact the Community Resource Unit at (641-3378) or (641-5313) by phone or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Applications may be printed from the Sheriff Office website; or obtained from a Guilford County School Resource Officer.  Applications may also be picked up and returned in person or by mail to Guilford County Sheriff Office, Community Resource Unit, at 400 West Washington Street, Greensboro, North Carolina, 27401.  The academy can accept 30 students.


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Contact Personnel

Personnel and Training
400 West Washington St
Greensboro, NC 27401
Phone: (336) 641-3387
Fax: (336) 641-3565

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Greensboro, NC 27402

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