Rowan Sheriff’s Office to host Citizen Training Academy
The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is gearing up for its Citizen Training Academy, an eight-week program designed to provide insight into the operation of the agency.
The program will run 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, March 19-May 7, at the agency’s Landis Training Center, 102 N. Central Ave.
Participants will discuss crime prevention, home safety, gangs, drugs, incident response and citizen-police communication. They will also tour the Rowan County Justice Center, detention centers and courthouse. This is the first time in almost 20 years the academy has been held.
In addition to getting a first-hand look inside each facility, participants will experience some of the employees’ responsibilities. At the conclusion of the program, graduates will go on a ride-along with a patrol officer and a volunteer in a civilian capacity.
Potential participants must be at least 18 years old, live in Rowan County and pass a criminal history check. Applicants will be received on a first-come, first-served basis and others will be placed on a waiting list for future sessions. The sessions do not qualify the applicants basic law enforcement certification.
For more about the program and an application, contact Master Deputy J.S. Croyle at 704-216-8673.