Handgun Safety Class

This course is a GENERAL handgun safety course. It is not a concealed carry course, although it does meet the safety course criteria required to apply for a concealed carry permit. A certificate of completion will be given at the end of the 2-hour course. Please understand that this is not a hand's on course. It is a lecture-only class. 

December 12, 2023  - SIGN UP HERE

The class starts right at 6:00 p.m. Doors close at 6:05 p.m.

The class is FREE to all York County and Poquoson residents 18 years of age or older.  You will need to bring your photo ID. 

If you sign up and can't attend, please delete yourself from the sign up or email shelley.ward@yorkcounty.gov.

Sheriff's Citizen Academy for Youth

The Sheriff’s Citizens Academy for Youth is a weeklong class that provides insight into the operations of the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office. During this one-week, seven hour per day curriculum, sheriff’s office executives, veteran sheriff deputies and supervisors, and civilians will instruct you on a variety of subjects pertaining to law enforcement. The participants (students) will have the opportunity to meet with Sheriff Montgomery and his staff members.    FIND OUT MORE

Sheriff's Office Citizen Academy

This is a 43-hour block of instruction designed to give the citizens of York County and the City of Poquoson a working knowledge of the Sheriff's Office and the criminal justice system. 12 comprehensive 3-hour classes covering various areas of the Sheriff's Office and specific law enforcement topics will be held once a week. Certified law enforcement instructors, sheriff's office supervisors, as well as guest speakers, will conduct these instructional blocks.     GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE