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Posted on: June 7, 2018

Citizen Training Academy

What is the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Training Academy?

The Sheriff’s Citizens Training Academy (CTA) is a community oriented Law Enforcement program designed to give interested Citizens of Rowan County an inside look at their Sheriff’s Office. The purpose of the CTA is to deliver high quality interactive training to the Citizens of Rowan County. This process will promote education for the Citizens and for the Sheriff and his staff.


What Topics are Covered in the Citizens Training Academy?

CTA participants are given a realistic view of the Sheriff's Office. A wide variety of topics are discussed: 

  • home safety
  • incident response
  • Citizens-police communication
  • gangs
  • crime prevention
  • drugs
  • and other law enforcement subjects

In addition, a field trip has been planned which will afford the CTA participants the opportunity to tour the Rowan County Justice Center, Detention Centers, and Courthouse. On the day of the field trip, the participants will be able to see first hand the inside of each facility and experience a little of the responsibilities of the employees of the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office. At the conclusion of the program, the graduates will have the option to participate in a ride-along with a patrol officer as well as volunteer with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office in a civilian capacity.

Who Can Attend The Citizens Training Academy?

You must be at least 18 years old and live in Rowan County and pass the Sheriff’s Office Criminal History Check.  Applicants will be screened and accepted on a first come first served basis.

When and Where Does the Citizens Training Academy Meet?

CTA is a nine-week course that meets each Monday night from 6 PM - 9 PM at the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Landis Training Center. (102 N. Central Ave., Landis).  The Fall session begins September 10, 2018. Off-campus field trips and mock court sessions will be discussed on the first night of class.


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