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Get an inside look at local law enforcement through academy

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT)- Want to get an inside look at local law enforcement? Now is your chance. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office will be starting their Sheriff's Citizen's Academy on February 26, inviting the public to a free 10 week, 3 hours a week class.

Participants will hear presentations from the Sheriff, Sheriff's Detectives, Crime Scene Investigators, K-9 handlers as well as state and federal agencies.  They will also tour the Sheriff's Office, the Detention Facility, the Magistrate's Office, and see demonstrations of the Sheriff's K-9 teams, Firearms and the Sheriff's Patrol and Emergency Response Team.

Academy Objectives

  • Increase communication and build a relationship of trust and understanding between the Sheriff's Office and the citizens of our community.
     
  • Provide education and insight to citizens of the community concerning the job functions and duties of the sheriff's office.
     
  • Create a non-threatening setting for citizens to share their concerns with Sheriff's Office employees.
     
  • Fosters, over time, a growing pool of well-informed "graduates" who will share newly acquired knowledge and insight with others.

Structure

The "Sheriff's Citizens Academy" lasts for ten (10) weeks. The classes will be at least three (3) hours per session and with classes beginning at 6:00 (pm) and ending at 9:00 (pm) nightly. The location for each class will vary depending on the course material. The Academy coordinator will provide the location for each class session.

Qualifications

  • Be 18 years of age.
  • Not have any prior felony convictions, or any misdemeanor convictions that question the moral character of the applicant.
  • Be willing to commit to attending at least one 3 hour class per week for 10 weeks.
  • Be able to handle graphic material

Registering

If you are interested in attending and can commit to attend all 10 sessions, please fill out and print the SCA Application and deliver it by the end of the 2nd week of February to:

Sheriff's Citizens Academy Application

By Fax:

(910) 798-4212

Attn: Sherian Davis

By Mail:

 

Sheriff's Citizens Academy
Attn: Sherian Davis
New Hanover County Sheriff's Office
3950 Juvenile Center Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

 

In person:

 

Juvenile Center Road Facility

New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

3950 Juvenile Center Road

Castle Hayne, NC 28429

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