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Sgt. J. Pope

 Academy Coordinator


Week 1 - Orientation

Welcome & Orientation


Structure & Functions of NHSO


Support Services Division Presentation


Week 2


Detention Division

Detention Facility Tour

Practical Demonstration

SRT-Special Response Team




Week 3  


Detectives Division

Frauds & Scams

Juvenile Unit

Gang Unit


Week 4

Law Enforcement 

Wilmington Police Departments

S.A.B.L.E. Helicopter

Vice & Narcotics Division


Week 5


Criminal Justice System

Judicial Official Presentation

District Attorney Presentation

Public Defender Presentation

Clerk of Court Presentation

Register of Deeds Presentation



Week 6


Judicial Services Presentation

Tour of Courthouse



Week 7


 Crime Scene Investigations Presentation

Tour of Crime Lab


Week 8


Patrol Division

Sheriff’s Alcohol Field Enforcement Unit

School Resource Officers (SRO)

Marine Unit/Cape Fear Maritime Task force

Dive Team

Bike Unit

** Equipment layout /demonstration after presentations


Week 9


Patrol Division Continued

Weapons Display/Demonstration

Yes, you get to shoot the guns!

EOD Unit

K-9 Unit

Emergency Response Team



Sheriff's Citizens Academy Application

If you have any questions you can contact the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office at (910) 798-4200.