Sheriff’s Citizens Academy

Mission Statement: The Sheriff’s Citizens Academy is designed to inform the community and provide residents and business owners a voluntary full exposure of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office operations. Consisting of all aspects of law enforcement to include day to day operations of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office. Participants hear lectures, presentations and receive hands-on activities to teach and inform the participants of the many facets of law enforcement and introduce the Sheriff’s Office that serves them.

The purpose of the Sheriff’s Citizens Academy is to foster better communications between citizens and deputies through education and cooperation. A well-informed citizen is more likely to share their experience with the community as the opportunity arises. Everyone benefits from enhancing citizens understanding of the role and function of the Sheriff’s office.

Upcoming Academy: SEPTEMBER 7th. GOOD NEWS!!!! The Sheriff’s Citizens Academy is back! PLEASE NOTE: CLASS 14, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be given first priority for all members who originally filled out an application and was approved. UPDATE: CLASS IS FULL! We currently have no openings for CLASS 14.  If you didn’t get the opportunity this time, no worries. We will be conducting another class in the Spring of 2022. Thank you as always for your patience! 

Application: Click Here for a fillable PDF application. Please complete all fields, print, sign, and return.

About The Academy: This is a twelve-week course meeting every Tuesday from 6 pm until 9 pm. All applicants must pass a background check. There are no minimum physical requirements, every citizen that lives or works in Wilson County is welcome!

Alumni Association: Consists of graduates of the Sheriff’s Citizens Academy that have a desire to continue their support of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office through public outreach and community service.

Any questions regarding the Alumni Association, please contact: 

Academy Director: Lt. James Lanier – Email: j…@w…

President: Janet Adams – Email:

Vice President: Carol Shehan – Email:

Secretary: Eduardo Miller – Email:

Treasurer: Angela Hamby – Email: