Sheriff’s Citizens Academy

The Citizens Academy is designed to expose interested participants to the day to day law enforcement work of the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office and the Criminal Justice System in general. Applicants must be:

  • at least 18 years old
  • Currituck County resident
  • in good health
  • have no criminal record

All information furnished will be considered confidential.

During the eight (8) week program, citizens from the county will:


  • Sheriff’s Office
  • Detention Center
  • Courthouse

Learn About

  • Uniform Patrol division
  • Jail
  • Narcotics Unit
  • Criminal Investigative Division
  • SWAT
  • Volunteering
  • Community Programs
  • Bailiffs and Court procedures

In each class, the participants will have hands on training with various equipment to include:

  • night vision
  • forward looking infrared devices
  • robots
  • digital child ID program
  • crime scene processing
  • mock use of force incidents
  • courtroom procedures
  • laser radar
  • K-9 demonstrations
  • searches
How to Register for the Citizens Academy

Classes are held on Thursday evenings for eight (8) consecutive weeks. Space will be limited to the first 15 applicants who are accepted into the Academy. Applicants will be notified when classes will be held.

If you have any questions, please contact Captain Sandy Casey at 252-453-8204.

To apply for a class register online below or fill out the application and return to one of our facilities:

  • 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

    Sheriff's Citizens Academy Online Registration

    Must include First, Middle and Last name.

    10. Please indicate shirt size (required)

    11. Have you ever been arrested, charged, or detained for any criminal offense in your lifetime?

    By filling in my name below and submitting this form, I hereby certify that each and every statement made on this form is true and complete to the best of my knowledge; and authorize any background and criminal records check by the Currituck County Sheriff Office.