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Sheriff’s Citizen Academy wants you to take part

ASHEBORO — The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is again offering the Sheriff’s Citizen Academy to Randolph County residents who are interested in learning more about law enforcement operations and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office’s internal processes. 


The classes begin on Tuesday, March 26, at 6 p.m. The course will consist of 10 sessions (plus graduation) that meet once a week on Tuesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. 


A variety of different classes will be provided. Most classes will be held at Randolph County Emergency Services Headquarters, 760 New Century Dr., Asheboro. Some sessions will be held at other locations; details will be provided. 


The basic goal of the Sheriff’s Citizen Academy is to improve law enforcement/community relations through a formalized educational process.


The Academy will present a wide range of topics and demonstrations similar to what your Sheriff’s Deputies receive. The goal and hope of the program is to provide a broad educational experience that will acquaint attending citizens with the mission of sheriff’s personnel and the law to which deputies must conform while carrying out their prescribed duties.


Through attendance and participation in the Sheriff’s Citizen Academy:

- Citizens will be able to make more informed judgments about the Sheriff’s Office and law enforcement activities.

- The Sheriff’s Office will become more aware of the feelings and concerns of the community, as expressed by attending citizens.

- Citizens and Sheriff’s representatives will have an opportunity to explore together some of the traditional suspicions and misconceptions generally harbored by both citizens and sheriff’s deputies. Through open discussion of such suspicions and misconceptions, a more harmonious climate for relationships may be established.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out an application and return it to the Sheriff’s Office. An application is available online at https://www.randolphcountync.gov/381/Citizens-Academy or in the sheriff’s office.

Class size is limited due to space and time of each class.



Membership in the Randolph County Sheriff’s Citizen Academy is open to all interested persons of the age of 20 or older who meet the following requirements:

1. Must not be convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor or have received a prayer for judgment for either. 

2. Must not have pending charges for a felony or serious misdemeanor. 

3. 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. 

4. Must pass a background investigation. 

5. Must sign a Waiver and Release.

6. Any omissions or misrepresentations on this application will result in an application NOT being approved. 

7. Participants MUST meet the attendance requirements (80% of class schedule).

8. Cannot be a current defendant in an active civil litigation.


The deadline to return applications is no later than Thursday, March 7.


Return them to::

Randolph County Sheriff’s Office

Attention: Citizen Academy Registration

727 McDowell Rd. 

Asheboro, NC 27205

There is no cost to attend the Citizen’s Academy.