Citizens Academy


Citizens Academy Logo CITIZENS ACADEMY

The Stokes County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy was created to build a better relationship and understanding between our citizens and the Sheriff’s Office. The academy will consist of various topics of instruction and practical exercises such as patrol procedures, criminal investigations, the court system, and detention services. 

Participants will meet every Tuesday evening for 10 weeks at the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office training room. Classes will be from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The 10th week will consist of a graduation ceremony and meal. The academy will give Stokes County citizens a chance to meet with the Sheriff, his command staff and deputies, judges, District Attorneys, Clerk of Court, and various emergency services and court personnel. 

Although graduates of the Citizens Academy do not become qualified for completing law enforcement functions, they do acquire a better understanding of the Sheriff’s Office operations and responsibilities. Citizen Academy graduates gain a greater awareness and appreciation of the difficult challenges and decisions a deputy faces every day. 

Community involvement is the most powerful force a law enforcement agency has in the fight against crime. Through the Citizens Academy, citizens become more involved in making Stokes County a better and safer place to live. 

The academy is open to all Stokes County Citizens over the age of 20 and you must not have any serious convictions. Anyone interested in participating in the program must complete an application and submit it to the Sheriff’s Office. Enrollment will be open for a limited time only. The class limited in size.


Please print the application and mail to:
Stokes County Sheriff’s Office
Atten: Citizen Academy
P.O. Box 118
Danbury, NC 27016

Spring 2024 Dates– 1st day of class will be 03/19/2024. You will receive a letter in the mail if you are chosen to attend the academy as classes are limited.

Applications for the Spring  2024 academy will close on 02/29/2024. 

Fall 2023 Citizens' Academy Graduates
Citizens' Academy Fall 2023 Graduates