The SCPA is an 10-week program, in which courses are held once per week from 6:00 p.m. until approximately 10:00 p.m. Each week a new topic is introduced and discussed. Citizens will also have the opportunity to ride along with a patrol deputy, work with jail deputies and communication officers. This enables them to observe first hand how the sheriff's office handles incidents.
Participants must be 18 years of age or older, have no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions and must be a resident or business owner in Lee County.
There is no cost for participants and each student who successfully completes the academy will take part in graduation. The training will commence in early 2016 (dates to be announced later). Further information can be obtained by contacting Dana Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are available in the lobby of the Sheriff's Office and can be completed onsite. Once completed, you can either drop them off with the on-duty Dispatcher or you can mail it to Sgt. Dana Elliott, LCSO, 1401 Elm St. Sanford, NC 27330. Once the desired number of approved applications are received, participants will be notified. Future applications received will be placed on a list for the next academy and will be contacted at that time.