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: POSTPONED. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the next Sheriff’s Citizens Academy will be postponed until further notice. As soon as we feel it is deemed safe as well as following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) , we will make sure to keep everyone informed for the next scheduled academy. We hope to have one in September ’21 if restrictions are lifted. 

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: