Pitt County Sheriff's Office Offers Citizens Academy

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office will begin a new session of their Citizens Academy Tuesday.

The latest installment comes after an overwhelming interest in the classes taught by veteran officers. The program is designed to give residents in Pitt County insight into how local law officials perform their duties and serve the community.

The Citizens Academy is a 10-week program held one night each week. Students must be 18 years or older to attend.

Anyone interested in the course can contact Pitt County Sheriff's Office at (252) 902-2776.

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  • by Ashley Location: Greenville NC on Sep 22, 2011 at 06:25 PM
    the citzens class the sheriffs office is teaching is great! and the citizens on patrol thing is an awesome thing and i look forward to volunteer
  • by Nice on Sep 17, 2011 at 03:59 PM
    So how much is this costing Pitt County? I thought being a "citizen" meant that we assumed this as a part of our lives - to report criminal activity. I am sure it cost money to mark that car. Who takes care of the liability insurance? What happens if they get hurt or in an accident - who assumes those costs? I would think the liability would fall on the county. Not sure if this is such a great idea......
  • by Say What Location: Pitt County on Sep 14, 2011 at 09:44 AM
    Sir did I hear you right? You are going to be the eyes and ears of the deputies because the bad guys don't know you are there. Have you gotten out of your citizen's on patrol car and looked what is printed on the side of it? The bad guys may be crooks but most of them will be able to read PITT COUNTY SHERIFF on the door of your car. Good luck to you.
  • by Well Armed Location: Brown Town on Sep 13, 2011 at 11:33 AM
    i can stay at home and eat donuts & surf indicent websites...
  • by Vickie Location: Grimesland on Sep 13, 2011 at 10:57 AM
    Franklin County had FIVE that attended...well worth the money,wouldn't you say...lol
  • by Nikki Location: Greenville on Sep 13, 2011 at 10:26 AM
    I hear the class is full and more people wanted to attend. Gotta love the residents of Pitt County!
  • by Harold Location: NC on Sep 13, 2011 at 06:02 AM
    I hope you have good participation. I have found that classes to educate or self help programs are not well attended if at all. It would seem to me, the general public has no interest in learning as it will take away their ability to gripe and complain. With knowledge, there comes responsibility.
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      by ex cop on Sep 13, 2011 at 09:24 AM in reply to Harold
      If we could not gripe and complain about the cops it would not be any fun. Besides, some of them are bad apples. Where I live there needs to be police for the police. They is a subculture of serious corruption here within the local police. The admin. can't get a handle on it.
  • by 2ndstpirate Location: 2nd Street on Sep 13, 2011 at 05:48 AM
    I hope Mahoney and Hightower will be instructing.
    • reply
      by The Original ENC on Sep 13, 2011 at 08:01 AM in reply to 2ndstpirate
      Hahaha...well played!

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