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Sheriff's Citizens Academy

AN IN-DEPTH PROGRAM PROVIDING EDUCATION AND CRIME PREVENTION SKILLS THROUGH PERSONAL INVOLVEMENT

AVAILABLE TO PERSONS 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER

NEXT CLASS SCHEDULED STARTS ON JANUARY 28, 2014 AND ENDS ON MAY 16, 2014

DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE CITIZEN'S ACADEMY WILL BEGIN ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH

Academy Overview

• Sheriff’s Office operations and programs
• Emergency communications and support from law enforcement, medical services and fire and rescue units
• Crime prevention through self-help techniques

Program Format

• Interactive sessions
• Simulations
• Demonstrations
• Hands-on experience
• Presentations and videotapes
• Involvement and FUN!

Curriculum

1.  History of the Office of the Sheriff
2.  Structure and Functions
3.  Officer Education Requirements, Hiring and Training
4.  Community Patrols.... Who, What, When, Where, How
5.  Detective Bureau.... Functions, Investigations, Trends
6.  Juvenile Crime.... Arrests and Rehabilitation
7.  D.A.R.E. Program and School Resource Officers
8.  Drug Suppression
9.  Special Enforcement Response Team, Bomb Squad and the K-9 Team
10. Fingerprinting, Booking and Detention
11. The Criminal Justice System.... Classes of Crimes, Common Charges, Probable Cause, Subpoenas, Warrants,   Arrest and Trial
12. Communications - E 911....What it is and isn’t, Immediate Help, and Quick Location Response
13. Crime Prevention and You.... Personal Safety, Property Protections, Frauds and Scams, Recognizing and Reporting Suspicious Acts
14. Victim Assistance
15. “Volunteers In Partnership”
      • The VIPs
      • The Mounted Patrol
      • The ATV Patrol
      • Emergency Communications

Program Structure

• 12 instructional sessions of up to 3 ½ hours each
• Graduation dinner and ceremonies with a guest speaker
• All evening sessions starting promptly at 6 PM
• Students must attend a minimum of 10 of the 12 sessions to “graduate”
• Class sessions are held in the metro Hendersonville area
• Available to persons 21 years of age or older

How do I sign up ?

• Call the Henderson County Sheriff’s Citizen Academy Office at the phone number below or come by and pick up an application
• Program fee of $30 covers all class materials, student handbook, and graduation festivities. A knit, polo-type shirt with Academy logo is available as an option
• Applicants will be screened through the NCIC system and those with a significant history of problems will not be accepted. The Sheriff has complete discretion in this matter.

• Check the News/ Announcements page for the next scheduled Citizens Academy.

To enroll, contact:

Henderson County Sheriff’s Office
Attn: Sheriff’s Citizens Academy
100 North Grove Street
Hendersonville NC 28792-5027

Tel: 828/694-2742
FAX: 828/697-4613

 

 

Henderson County Sheriff's Office
100 North Grove Street | Hendersonville, North Carolina 28792

Phone: 828-697-4596
EMERGENCY: 911
Administration Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm