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Lt John Helton
Lt John Helton
Phone: (828) 465-8336

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100 Government Drive
Newton, NC 28658

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 385
Newton, NC 28658

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy is an 11 week course meeting on Monday nights in the spring and Tuesday nights in the fall from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. Topics and tours that will be covered are Operations of the Sheriff’s Office, K-9 demonstration, narcotics investigation, crime scene investigation, STAR Team Demonstration, District Attorney’s Office, Magistrate’s Office, Clerk of Court’s Office, Register of Deed’s Office, tour of the 911 Communications Center, tour of the Detention Center, Crime Prevention, EMS, Emergency Management, Animal Control, and Fire-Rescue Division. You must be at least 21 years old and no criminal charges on your record to participate in the Academy.

The next Citizens Academy will begin on Monday February 26, 2018 at 6:00 pm, meeting at the Sheriff’s Office front entrance. You can sign up by filling out this application form online which will be automatically sent to us. Or you can print this other form, fill it out and mail it to LT. J.P. Helton, PO Box 385, Newton, NC 28658. For any questions, contact LT. J.P. Helton at 828-465-8336 or email at or email at