Citizens Police Academy
Citizens Police Academy, or CPA, gives Beaufort County residents insight into the many services the Sheriff’s Office provides.
During the program, Sheriff’s Office personnel offer overviews of our interesting and diverse services, including patrol operations, emergency management, criminal and cold case investigations, SWAT and forensic sciences.
CPA participants will take a field trip during the course for demonstrations by our SWAT Team and K-9 Unit, and to see a static display of special operations equipment.
In addition, and under the supervision of our highly trained firearms instructors, participants will have the opportunity to use our Firearms Training Simulator.
Frequently Asked Questions
The next session will take place Spring 2023.
A session of Citizens Police Academy is nine weeks with one class held each week.
Citizens Police Academy is open to anyone 18 or older living or working in Beaufort County.
Students accepted into the program must:
- Pass a criminal history check
- Not have any outstanding arrest warrants
- Receive favorable personal and professional references
Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office offers Citizens Police Academy at no charge to attendees.