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Sheriff's Citizen Academy 2020

Post Date:01/17/2020 4:36 PM

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 basic goal of the Sheriff's Citizen Academy is to improve law enforcement community relations through a formalized educational process.

The classes will meet once a week from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, on Thursday evenings beginning February 27, 2020 until April 16, 2020. 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. In addition, 4 labs will be held at various locations with dates and times to be announced.

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.


Topics of Discussion:

G.C.S.O. Overview and Departments Firearms Simulation Training Systems

Use of Force & Laws of Arrest Gun Violence

Gang Awareness Suicide (Adults and Teens)

Legal Process

Crisis Intervention Training Mental Health

GCSO K-9 Class Demonstration GCSO Firearms Range Demonstration

Drug Addiction (Opioid Crisis) Crime Scene Processing Traffic Enforcement Unit Detention Overview & Tour

Detention Contraband Searches Detention Tactical Team Demonstration Traffic Stops - Practical Applications Field Operations and Patrol

Greensboro Crime Stoppers Program Sheriff Emergency Response Team Building Search Demonstration Patrol Car Review

Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles Review Mobile Command Post and Dive Team Vehicle

If you are interested in participating please go to our website, fill out the proper paperwork and return it to the Sheriff’s Office or contact us with the information below. We hope you will find the Academy an opportunity to learn more about your Sheriff's Office. Please consider contributing to the betterment of the Sheriff's Office and the Guilford County Community by taking part in the Academy.


Guilford County Sheriff’s Office
Attention: CRU, MCPL J.A. Page or Deputy A. Almonor
400 West Washington St. Greensboro, NC 27401

Contact Information: MCPL J.A. Page
phone: 336-641-3378


Any additional media inquiries should be directed to the Sheriff’s Communications Specialist Lori Poag at the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office at 336-641-2752.

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