Citizen's Academy

The Sheriff’s Citizen Academy (SCA) is a community-oriented program designed to provide interested citizens with quality interactive training regarding law enforcement activity in Iredell County.

Topics of Discussion

During each SCA classroom session, a wide variety of topics are discussed including but not limited to:
  • Citizen-police communication
  • Crime issues in our county
  • Crime prevention
  • Incident response
Representative Presentations
Division representatives from the Sheriff's Office are available to discuss departmental activities and programs such as crisis negotiations, narcotics traffic management, juvenile services and many others. Students are taken on a tour of the Iredell County Law Enforcement Center, the Iredell County Detention Center, and the Iredell County Courthouse. They are allowed to observe a special training demonstration presented by the Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (SERT) and the K-9 Unit. And finally, SCA graduates are given opportunity to go on a ride-along with a patrol deputy.

Any Iredell County citizen wishing to attend the Sheriff’s Citizens Academy must be at least 18 years of age, must pass the Sheriff's Office criminal history check and must receive favorable recommendations from all personal and professional references. For more information on the SCA application process please contact the Crime Prevention Unit.