Sheriff's Citizens Academy
The Currituck County Sheriff’s Office recently developed and held the first ever Citizen’s Academy during the summer of 2014. The first class was held at the Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, June 12, 2014. The Academy ran for eight (8) weeks throughout the summer and held the final class on August 14, 2014 where the participants had their graduation ceremony. Class began at 6:30 p.m. and was usually finished by 9:00 p.m.
This program was put together by Captain Sandy Casey to better inform the citizens of Currituck County what the Sheriff's Office does and how it operates along with what types of programs the Sheriff's Office provides to the community
Some of the county residents that had participated in this academy consisted of two (2) retired police officers from Virginia, a current firefighter from Chesapeake, Virginia, a business owner, a loan officer, a resort rental agent, and a corporate executive.
During the eight (8) week program, 11 citizens from the county toured the facilities of the Sheriff's Office, the Detention Center and the Courthouse. They also learned about the Uniform Patrol division, Jail, Narcotics Unit, Criminal Investigative Division, SWAT, Volunteer and Community programs, Bailiffs and Court procedures.
As one student said, “I am a retired Police Officer and retired Sheriff’s Deputy with 40 years of experience. In all of my years as an officer and of the several citizens’ academies that I have attended, this was by far the best that I have ever experienced!”
Another student said, “I just wanted to drop you a line and say, Thank You for such a great time last night at the graduation, as well as over the past eight (8) weeks! It truly was a very rewarding and fun experience….I just can’t believe it went by so quickly.”
Another stated “by the end of the Sheriff’s Office Citizen Academy, I, along with my co-harts, felt we were part of a larger family known as the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office and a friend of the men and women who so proudly wear the shield. I recommend the citizens academy whole-heartedly.”
Due to overwhelming response of 32 applicants, the 3rd Citizen's Academy has reached the seating capacity of 20 students. If you did not receive notification from Captain Sandy Casey that you will be attending the 3rd Citizen's Academy, your application will automatically role over to next year's spring class which will begin in April 2016. There are still are 8 slots available for the spring 2016 class. As always, the class will be held on Thursday evenings for eight (8) consecutive weeks and you must be a Currituck County resident to attend.
Applications are available on our website and also at:
» Maple Office
407 Maple Road, Maple, North Carolina 27956
» Knotts Island Satellite Office
Knotts Island Road, Knotts Island, North Carolina 27950
» Corolla Satellite Office
1123 Ocean Trail, Corolla, North Carolina 27927
Space will be limited to the first 15 applicants who are accepted into the Academy. If you have any questions, please contact Captain Sandy Casey at 252-453-8204.