GSU hosted the West Virginia Sheriff’s Association Leadership Academy
Mon Aug 14, 2023
GSU Hosts Sheriff’s Association Leadership Academy


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Glenville State University  
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GSU hosted the West Virginia Sheriff’s Association Leadership Academy

Glenville State University hosted the West Virginia Sheriff’s Association Leadership Academy from July 16th-21st, 2023.

This year, 92 students from the 55 counties of West Virginia signed up to learn leadership and public safety service skills including K9 deployments, firearms training, physical fitness, CPR/First aid, life skills, crime scene and vehicle accident investigations, and much more. GSU was proud to host this statewide event, preparing 9th-12th grade students from across West Virginia to become our next generation of ethical and conscientious leaders.  

“The West Virginia Sheriffs’ Youth Leadership Academy is an annual, 6-day residential summer program for teenage citizens from throughout West Virginia. The Academy seeks to deter risk-taking behavior patterns by introducing the participants to recreation alternatives and educating them on the negative consequences of drugs, alcohol, and violence. The Academy provides our youth with the leadership skills necessary for them to go back to their home communities and help others deal with these challenges. The Academy also encourages participation in citizenship activities and teaches responsibility” ( 


More information about Sheriff's Camp can be found here, or contact Donal A. Hardin, Department Chair, Criminal Justice at 304-462-6287.