Sheriff’s Citizens Patrol members are required to complete 40 hours of comprehensive training. The training is administered at the Forsyth County Public Safety Center located at 301 North Church Street in downtown Winston-Salem.

During Sheriff’s Citizens Patrol training, various law enforcement topics are covered to include:

  • Structure/Function of the Sheriff's Office
  • Courts Overview
  • Community Patrols
  • Communications
  • Crime Prevention
  • Victim Assistance
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Civil Processes
  • Driving Techniques
  • School Resource Program
  • Canine Team
  • Fingerprinting
  • Harassment in the Workplace
  • Jail Tour

Classes will contain student question and answer sessions and practical training. For additional information about Sheriff’s Citizens Patrol training, please contact Sergeant Charles Sayers, SCP Coordinator, at 917-7001.

Citizens Patrol Training application