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Sheriff’s Youth Academy Now Enrolling

Post Date:05/14/2018 7:00 AM

Guilford County youth curious about a career in law enforcement now have a place to go for answers!  The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office Youth Academy is an exciting, engaging program which seeks to inspire youth toward a future in public safety by presenting subjects condensed from the training curriculum for law enforcement officers.

Who:  Youth between ages 13 and 17.

When: Weekdays between June 20, 2018 – June 29, 2018 (8 total days, 8a - 5p).  

Mandatory Orientation Meeting scheduled for Monday, June 18, at 6:30 pm.

Where: Orientation is at the Zenke building, 400 W. Washington St. Greensboro.  Classes will be at the GCSO Dist. 2 Office, 5440 Millstream Rd. Mcleansville.     

Enroll at: www.guilfordcountysheriff.com, or your Guilford County Schools SRO.

Enroll by: Friday, June 15, 2018, Space is limited. First come, first serve basis.

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.  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 / Armed Forces Q&A

• 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 Instruction 

For more information, contact the Community Resource Unit at (336) 641-3378 or (336) 641-5313, or email your questions to jpage0@guilfordcountync.gov.   

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