All County offices and libraries will be closed on Monday, January 21st in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
County parks (Bakers Mtn, Riverbend and St. Stephens) will remain open for your enjoyment.
Blackburn Landfill and Waste Convenience Centers will also be open.

Citizens Academy

Citizens Academy Video

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy is an 12-week course meeting at the Sheriff’s Office on Monday nights in the spring and Tuesday nights in the fall from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 pm. Topics and tours include Sheriff’s Office operations, narcotics investigation, crime scene investigation, STAR Team demonstration, courts & court security, District Attorney’s Office, Magistrate’s Office, Judges, Clerk of Court’s Office, Register of Deeds Office, tour of the 911 Communications Center, tour of the Detention Center, Crime Prevention, EMS, Emergency Management, Animal Control, and Fire-Rescue. You must be at least 21 years old with no criminal charges on your record to participate in the Academy. The final meeting is a graduation ceremony and banquet.

Printable Application
If you complete a printable application, please mail it to Community Relations, PO Box 385, Newton, NC 28658.

You can also submit an online application by following the link below.

Online Application

Questions?
Contact Sgt. Eric Page at epage@catawbacountync.gov or (828) 465-8278.