The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy was established to build a better understanding between Law Enforcement and those we serve, through a series of classroom presentations and community involvement. Class time features a general overview of current law enforcement issues, patrol procedures, criminal investigations and crime prevention.
About The Program
The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy offers an exciting program. The curriculum and training are not what you might expect. Typically, the students attracted to the academy are a culturally diverse group of people including bankers, businessmen and women, judges, housewives, school teachers, media representatives, retirees and citizens from all walks of life.
Participants meet every Tuesday afternoons for eleven weeks at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office training room in Bolivia from 1-4pm. They learn about virtually every aspect of a deputy’s job including administration, patrol operations, traffic enforcement and communications, criminal law, SWAT and hostage negotiations, crime scene investigations, corrections and many other areas.
The Citizen’s Academy does not limit participants to classroom training. Students are given the opportunity to:
Although graduates of the Citizens Academy are not qualified for daily street duty, they do acquire a better understanding of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office operations and responsibilities. Citizens Academy graduates gain greater awareness and appreciation of the difficult challenges and decisions a deputy sheriff faces every day.
Community involvement is the most powerful force any law enforcement agency has in the fight against crime. Through the Citizens Academy, citizens become more involved in making Brunswick County a better place to live. We at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office believe this program leads to better understanding between citizens and law enforcement through education.
The academy is open to all persons over the age of eighteen. Anyone interested in becoming part of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy can submit he form online or print and mail the completed application to the Sheriff’s Office.
If you choose, you may mail completed applications to:
BCSO, IMPACT Unit
PO Box 9
Bolivia, NC 28422