Training for Citizens Patrol members consists of a 40-hour plus comprehensive Sheriff's Citizens Patrol Academy. Training will take place at the Forsyth County Public Safety Center located at 301 North Church Street in downtown Winston-Salem. Training will be held twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m., for approximately 10 weeks. There is a possibility of some Saturday training. There will be a graduation ceremony following completion of the training.

Topics covered in the Academy include, but are not limited to:

  • Structure/Function of the Sheriff's Office
  • Courts Overview
  • Physical Training
  • Community Patrols
  • Communications
  • Crime Prevention
  • Victim Assistance
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Civil Processes
  • Driving Techniques
  • School Resource Program
  • Canine Team
  • Fingerprinting
  • Harassment in the Workplace
  • Jail Tour

These classes will be oriented towards student question and answer sessions, as well as students participating in practical training. For additional information about training, please contact Sergeant Charles Sayers, SCP Coordinator, at 917-7001.

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