Citizens Academy

citizens academy

Harnett County Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy 

The Harnett County Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy is an opportunity for citizens of Harnett County to attend a 13 week class to learn about your Sheriff's Office.

The classes are held once a week for 13 weeks on Tuesday nights from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Harnett County Sheriff's Office and one other weeknight for the firing range (to be announced).

One of the Tuesday nights will be held in Sanford, NC and one weeknight (TBA) at a firing range in Lillington, NC. 

The class sizes are limited. Couples are welcome to apply.

The next class will begin August 27th, 2024!

 We are currently accepting applications for the Fall Class 2024.


Participants will receive tours of the Sheriff's Office, 911 communications center and the detention facility.

Participants will attend presentations given by:

  • Sheriff's Office administration
  • Detention administration
  • E911 administration
  • Patrol, School Resource Officers, Sex Offender Registration, Civil, CCW and Child Support Enforcement
  • Crime Scene Investigations (practical) Latent Print Examinations
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Court Proceedings, Courthouse security
  • Special Operations, Traffic squad and K-9 (demo)
  • Firearms and Special Response Team (demo)
  • Narcotics Investigations

Click here to apply now.


For questions concerning the Citizens Academy, please contact:

Cpl. Leon at 910-893-0124