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Youth Programs

  As your Sheriff, I strongly believe that a community is stronger when its citizens are informed and involved. The Sheriff's Office needs and accepts all civilian engagement with its law enforcement efforts in Scotland County. Below are just a few of the programs we provide to strengthen public safety and our response to our community. New ideas and suggestions from citizens are vital to improving our service. I invite you to send us your thoughts and comments about the services we provide as we continue making the Office of the Scotland County Sheriff the best it can be for the Citizens of Scotland County. 

 Sheriff Ralph Kersey



                Sheriff Ralph Kersey


The Scotland County Sheriff's Office works closely with Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to provide support and guidance to families if they are struggling with their son’s or daughter’s substance use. Check this site out now by clicking on the picture above.  If you need further assistance contact us.


The Scotland County Sheriff's Office believes talking to your kids about the dangers of underage drinking doesn’t have to be a big production. In fact, having lots of little conversations can be one of the most effective ways to educate your children and open the lines of communication for the future.

This site can be a key tool every step of the way — from thinking about what to say and how to say it, to keeping the conversation going as your kids get older. Check this site out now by clicking on the picture above. If you need further assistance contact us.


 The Scotland County Teen Court Association’s purpose is to serve as the warning factor of troubled juveniles about the trouble that lies ahead if they continue down a path of delinquent activity. Scotland County Teen Court serves as an opportunity for juveniles usually involved in their first criminal offense; who have admitted guilt to be remanded to Teen Court instead of Juvenile/ or District Court. “If you are remanded to Teen Court then its actually a chance to think about and reflect on what you have done” Check this site out now by clicking on the picture above. If you need further assistance contact us.


Hunter Safety Course

Project Child Safe


The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office provides a Law Enforcement Explorer Program to educate and involve the youth of the community in police operations and interest them in law enforcement functions whether they aspire to enter police work or not. The Explorer program establishes an awareness of the complexities of police services and broadens an Explorer’s firsthand knowledge of the challenges and job skills that make up our communities’ police services.

The intent of the Exploring Program is to 

  • Further each Explorer’s education
  • Encourage the Explorer’s participation in a rewarding and productive service activity
  • Enhance the Explorer’s preparation for the future role as a citizen and community member
  • Allow the Explorer to observe first hand the field activities of the Sheriff’s Office •Encourage the Explorer to give of themselves to the community
  • Provide the Law Enforcement community an opportunity to further an investment in its own future through positive relationships with fit and capable young adults
  • Participate in organized details and fundraisers
  • Have fun and learn

If you are interested in this program for your child please contact the Scotland County Sheriff's Office for more information.

Project Child Safe

Hunter Safety Course

Project Child Safe


The Scotland County Sheriff's Office each year participates in the BE SMART campaign.

“BE SMART” campaign — an acronym for Secure all guns in your homes and vehicles, Model responsible behavior around guns, Ask about the presence of unsecured guns in other homes, Recognize the risks of teen suicide and Tell your peers to be The Scotland County Sheriff's office has provided gun locks for Project ChildSafe program for 5 years to help promote firearms safety and education.

Sheriff Kersey is committed to promoting firearms safety through the distribution of safety education messages and free firearm safety kits to anyone in need. You can pick up your gun locks free of charge at the Sheriff's office..

Hunter Safety Course

Hunter Safety Course

Hunter Safety Course


 The Scotland County Sheriff's Office Hunter Education Course is certified through the North Carolina Wildlife Commission. 

Hunter Education teaches young hunters the practice of firearm safety and hunting safety.

The course goal is to produce responsible, knowledgeable, and involved hunters-hunters who understand the importance of complying with hunting laws and behaving ethically.

This program will give beginners a good foundation and provide a refresher for veteran hunters.

Do you need North Carolina Hunting education?
First-time hunters need education to buy a North Carolina hunting license.

All North Carolina residents age 16 or older must have a resident hunting license. Additional privilege licenses and stamps may be required to hunt specific game species.

North Carolina residents and non-residents under 16 years of age are not required to have a hunting license if they hunt with a licensed adult or have completed hunter education certification. Visit the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission website for more details.

You can also contact the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office for more information.