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Guilford County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff's Youth Academy

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. The classes will start on Monday August 8th, 2016.

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:

  • To provide information to youth between the ages of 13 and 18, who have an interest in law enforcement and a willingness to advocate for law enforcement support through education, interaction and participation in activities with sworn law enforcement officers; therefore increasing youth awareness of the positive aspects of good citizenship.   
  • To demonstrate the primary and basic functions of all law enforcement agencies and specifically the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office.
  • To inform youth about the Explorer Program as well the opportunities and benefits that are associated with becoming a member of the GCSO Explorer Post 592. Additionally, as an SYA participant and/or future Explorer, students get firsthand knowledge of what is required of a person who wants a career in law enforcement. 

Who may attend? The academy is open to all law enforcement Explorers. Candidates may also be accepted by referral from School Resource officers or by parents who wish for their son/daughter to have the Sheriff Youth Academy experience. 

The academy will begin with an orientation meeting on Thursday, August 4th, 2016 at 6:30pm. Orientation is 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, August 8th.

The deadline for application submission is Friday, July 22th, 2016.  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. Purchasing options will be provided at the orientation meeting. Footwear should be 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 (641-5313) or (641-3378) 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, 400 West Washington Street, Greensboro, North Carolina, 27401.  The academy can accept 30 students.

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400 West Washington St
Greensboro, NC 27401
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