Henderson County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff’s Citizens Academy Accepting Applications for 2018
September 21, 2017

Sheriff Charles McDonald and the Henderson County Sheriff's Office would like to announce the 2018 Sheriff's Citizens Academy is now accepting applications for classes beginning January 23, 2018. The objective of the Citizens Academy is to educate the public on the duties, requirements, and responsibilities of the Office of Sheriff in Henderson County. The class is for every citizen in the county that seeks to enhance his or her knowledge of our county’s law enforcement and thus become a more supportive citizen.
There are thirteen classes scheduled, all of which take place on Tuesday evening and start promptly at 6:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. All classes are held in the Sheriff's Office training room. Class size is limited to 40 students and classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Class topics include, but are not limited to: officer training & education requirements, criminal investigations, STAR program & school resource deputies, force on force decision making, crime prevention techniques, frauds & scams, personal safety, 911 communications process, emergency preparedness, K-9 teams, animal enforcement, bomb squad & SWAT teams, detention, civil process, courthouse security, gang information, drug prevention programs and the ‘Volunteers in Partnership’ program.

The class will tour law enforcement related facilities, enjoy hands-on demonstrations, and get a close-up look at the vehicles and equipment used in the daily operations. Participants will also meet many professional deputies, office personnel and the Sheriff’s Office leadership team. There will be opportunities for students to ask questions and talk with the aforementioned personnel. It will be an educational and fun experience. The class fee is $30.00, which includes a binder, handouts, graduation meal and class recognitions at the final session.
Interested persons must pass a background check and may pick up an application at the Sheriff's Office at 100 North Grove Street in Hendersonville or download one from the Sheriff’s Citizens Academy page on the Sheriff’s Office website (

For more information or questions please contact Citizens Academy Director Barry Brown at (828) 694-2742 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..