First Citizen Academy being offered

Published on June 04, 2024

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The Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office is pleased to offer its first Citizens Academy to any resident interested in learning more about law enforcement operations and the Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Citizen Academy aims to improve our law enforcement/citizen partnership through education and participation.

Our Academy will present a wide range of topics and demonstrations. We hope to provide a broad educational experience that will acquaint attending citizens with the mission of sheriff's personnel and the law requirements to which deputies must conform while carrying out their prescribed duties.

The Academy will consist of seven sessions meeting once a week, on Thursday evenings, from 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. beginning August 1, 2024. The majority of the classes will be held at the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office Training Room, located at 30 Corban Ave SE Concord, NC 28025.

Note: One class is scheduled to meet off campus.

If you are interested in participating, complete the online application.

There is no cost to attend the Citizen's Academy. Class size is limited.


Membership in the Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office Citizen Academy is open to all qualifying interested persons of the age of twenty-one (21) or older who meet the following requirements:

  1. Participants MUST be residents of Cabarrus County
  2. Must not be convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor or have received a prayer for judgment for those two types of crimes
  3. Must not have pending charges for a felony or serious misdemeanor
  4. Must not currently be a defendant in an active civil litigation
  5. Must not be a current or former member of any criminal gang or organization that advocates the overthrow of any local, state, or federal government
  6. Must pass a background investigation
  7. Must sign a digital Waiver and Release (on application)
  8. Any omissions or misrepresentations on this application will result in your application NOT being approved
  9. Participants MUST meet the attendance requirements (85% of class schedule / 6 of 7 sessions)
  10. Participation in a ride-along during the academy is highly recommended


Applications must be submitted electronically no later than July 3, 2024.