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Sheriff’s Youth Academy

Dear Interested Youth and Parents,
The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office is offering a Sheriff’s Youth Academy to the younger citizens of Guilford County who are interested in learning more about law enforcement operations within the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office, as well as other public safety and military careers. The classes will start on Monday July 27, 2020 at 8:00am and run through July 31, 2020.

The Sheriff’s Youth Academy will present a range of topical training subjects condensed from the standard training curriculum for law enforcement officers. By presenting this program, we hope to provide a positive career development experience which will acquaint attending youth with the goals and functions of a working law enforcement agency.

The Sheriff’s Youth 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, as well as to instill a sense of patriotism in the cadets. Young people will learn the basic functions of a law enforcement agency, requirements of a career in law enforcement, and learn more about Guilford County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 592 membership. Some of the blocks of instruction will include:

• Career Preparation / Texting & Driving - DWI Prevention Education
• Firearms Simulator Training
• Traffic Stops/Enforcement / Police Chases
• Physical Fitness Training
• Building Searches / K-9 Demo
• SERT - Sheriff Emergency Response Team /Bomb Robot Demo

The academy is open to all current law enforcement Explorers, as well as students from local middle and high schools between the ages of 10 and 17 years of age. Students may be accepted upon referral from School Resource Officers or by parents/legal guardians who wish for their son/daughter to participate in the Sheriff Youth Academy experience.

The academy will begin with an orientation meeting on Friday, July 24, 2020 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Orientation is MANDATORY for all SYA participants and at least one parent/legal guardian must attend. This orientation will be held at the Sheriff’s Office Administration Building in the Lower Classroom located at 400 W. Washington St Greensboro.

The academy will begin at 8:00 AM on Monday, July 27, 2020 at the GCSO District 2 Office located at 5440 Millstream Road, Mcleansville, N.C. 27301 (See schedule). Space is limited, so applicants will be accepted on a “first-come, first served” basis, pending a background check.

The deadline for application submission is July 20, 2020 at 5:00pm. There is NO FEE for the academy. Students will be provided with T-shirts and baseball caps as academy uniforms. Students will be required to wear khaki type cargo pants to complete the academy uniform. Students will also be required to wear a white crew neck t-shirt and black athletic/basketball shorts for physical training. Purchase options for khaki pants will be provided at the orientation meeting. Footwear should be sneakers or athletic training type shoes.

Transportation to and from the academy sites will be the responsibility of the participant and his/her parent/guardian.

Interested persons should contact the Community Resource Unit by phone at (336-641-3378) or (336-641-5313) or email Applications may be printed from the Sheriff Office website ( or obtained from a Guilford County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer.


Applications may also be picked up from and returned in person or by mail to:
Master Deputy A. Almonor
Guilford County Sheriff’s Office
Community Resources Unit
400 W. Washington Street
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
Office: (336) 641-5313/3378