Course Description
Courses are offered in the following categories:

Communications

Community Relations

Crime Scene Technician

Detention Officer Certification

Emergency Response

Firearms Training

Instructor Certification

Instructor Development

Investigations

Law, Liability and Ethics

Mandated In-Service

Personnel Development

Radar Operator Certification

Radar Recertification

Radar Supplement

Search & Rescue

Security & Enforcement

Sheriffs' Specific Operations

SRO Training

Supervision & Management

Tactical

Telecommunicator Certification

Traffic Patrol Operations

Communications

  • Survival Spanish For Criminal Justice Personnel - Basic
    This course is designed for the needs of law enforcement officers who come in contact with Spanish speaking people as a part of their law enforcement duties. Students will be taught to hear, interpret and understand an adequate amount of Spanish to conduct typical law enforcement duties. The instruction will include cultural orientation that will enable officers to interact with the Spanish speaking person in a professional and respectful manner. The officer will also be taught signs of danger in the demeanor or speech of the Spanish speaking person. Oral practice with vocabulary and grammar will emphasize colloquial Spanish and specialized needs. 32 Credit Hours
  • Reporting Suspicious Behavior - Basic
    This course of instruction is designed for the patrol officer and developed by the instructor as a one-of-a-kind training program to assist the officer with the proper methods of capturing, in narrative form, pertinent and specific information relevant to documenting suspicious behavior. 8 Credit Hours
  • Public Information Officer Training - Basic
    This course is geared toward individuals who either have public information duties as an auxiliary or primary part of their jobs or who are relatively new full-time public information officers who have emergency management as part of their responsibilities. This is an intensive, skills-based course. In addition to class activities, there will be homework assignments designed to strengthen your current skills and increase your proficiency as a public information officer. 24 Credit Hours
  • Media Interview Techniques - Intermediate
    This course is designed for the front line officer who has to deal with the media at the accident site or crime scene. Emergency responders need to learn and practice the skills they will need to not only survive a media interview but make it work for them. Class participants will learn how to effectively and easily handle the reporters on scene, get the message across and keep the media happy, all at the same time. Course features "hands-on" training situations where participants learn from a variety of lectures, video taped and written case studies, and practical exercises. Class size is limited to 20. 8 Credit Hours
  • Verbal Judo - Advanced
    Officers will be taught communication skills to use during street encounters to enhance police/community relations, save time, and permit citizen contacts with fewer complaints and court appeals. 16 Credit Hours

Community Relations

  • Community Oriented Policing Strategies - Basic
    This class offers a review of the concept and a critical look at the demands faced by competing community concerns and how, through some practical approaches to operational demands, small police agencies can focus on a crime control and service approach that may fit their own department and community. 16 Credit Hours
  • Crime Prevention - Basic
    This course is designed to introduce officers to the methods, techniques and strategies used to combat and prevent crimes within the community. Course content includes history of crime prevention, principles of risk management, public speaking, crime analysis, aspects of physical security, aspects of electronic security, introduction to security surveys, community watch, and identification of personal property. 8 Credit Hours

Crime Scene Technician

  • Forensic Aspects Of Fingerprints - Basic
    This course will expose the student to locating, developing and processing latent prints; obtaining prints for classification; the basics of the Henry System of classification; and use of AFIS for identification. Heavy emphasis is placed on practical exercises. Students will need a fingerprint magnifier for class. 40 Credit Hours
  • Evidence Room Technician - Basic
    This course is developed to provide instruction to crime scene technicians and/or evidence room technicians. This course will cover securing and protecting crime scenes, recognizing evidence, collection and preservation, use of specialized equipment and techniques, marking evidence for identification, packaging and labeling of evidence, coordinating with forensic lab and case preparation. 24 Credit Hours
  • Photography For The Line Officer - Basic
    This class will provide basic photography techniques for using simple automatic and/or disposable cameras for preliminary photographs at crime scenes, traffic investigations, and domestic assaults. This course will also discuss the limitations of the line officer's ability and when it is necessary to call an experienced crime scene technician. 8 Credit Hours
  • Police Photography - Basic
    This course offers instruction in photography as it relates to police applications. Instruction will include crime scene, identification, surveillance and general photography. It also includes instruction on lighting, film types and camera techniques. Students will need a 35mm camera with manual or auto/manual settings, lenses, flash unit with attachment cord, and one roll of 36-exposure color film, 200 ASA. Training will include one evening for instruction and practical exercise in nighttime photography. Students will have to have their film developed at their own expense at a 1-hour photo center on the last day of class. 40 Credit Hours
  • Developing And Using Criminal Evidence - Basic
    This course is designed to train criminal investigators and crime scene technicians in methods and techniques utilized to process crime scenes for physical evidence. Course content includes securing and protecting the scene, scene searches, recognition of evidence, photography and sketching, evidence collection and preservation, use of specialized equipment and techniques, marking evidence for identification, packaging and labeling evidence, forensic lab coordination, and case preparation. Lecture, demonstration and practical exercises are utilized as the primary methods of instruction. 40 Credit Hours
  • Crime Scene Management - Basic
    This course is designed to develop basic skills in crime scene investigations and includes scene protection, physical evidence discovery and preservation, evidence handling, techniques for criminal laboratory activities, and practical exercises. 24 Credit Hours

Detention Officer Certification

  • Detention Officer Certification - Basic
    This course is designed to certify the student as a detention officer under rules and regulations of the North Carolina Sheriffs' Commission. Special course requirements apply - contact us early for details. 162 Credit Hours

Emergency Response

  • Responding To Terrorism - Basic
    This course addresses the special needs of responders to incidents, which may have been caused by terrorist action. Topical areas of instruction include a history of terrorism, agents utilized by terrorists, suspicious circumstances, self-protection at potential terrorist scenes, crime scene considerations, and specialized incident command issues. 16 Credit Hours
  • Negotiating Critical Incidents - Intermediate
    This course is designed to prepare specially selected officers to act as negotiators when called upon to respond to crisis scenes wherein hostages have been taken or an individual has barricaded himself and is threatening to do harm. Experienced hostage negotiators are used to teach this course. Primary means of instruction are lecture, role-play and practical exercises. Course content includes negotiating team organization, equipment, and policies; dynamics of crisis; communication principles and skills; classification of subjects; dealing with suicidal behavior; and negotiation role-playing. This course is designed for the officer who will have primary duties as the negotiator and not for management personnel. 40 Credit Hours
  • Hostage Response For The First Responding Officer - Basic
    This course is designed to prepare the first responding officer in methods to handle critical incidents such as hostage situations or barricaded individual until specially trained negotiators arrive on the scene. 8 Credit Hours
  • Managing Civil Disorders - Basic
    This course is designed to familiarize participants with the psychological aspects of crowds and presents methods and procedures used by law enforcement officers to control crowds, demonstrations and civil disorders. Proper response techniques are discussed and demonstrated. The training includes use of chemical munitions, batons, gas masks, and riot formations. Lecture and practical exercises are used to accomplish the course objectives. Students will need to bring their gas mask, riot gear, towel and change of clothes. 16 Credit Hours
  • Hazardous Materials Emergencies - Basic
    This course will prepare the student to recognize a hazardous materials incident and to develop an effective response while applying approved safety procedures. The student will learn to identify hazardous materials classifications and demonstrate the use of the Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Guidebook and other resources used to identify hazards. The student will also receive instruction in the function of the incident command system, its application as related to hazardous materials incidents, and applicable regulations governing implementation of the I. C. S. 8 Credit Hours

Firearms Training

  • Firearms Training Simulation (Fats) - Basic
    With the use of the FATS machine, officers will be evaluated on their ability to assess what is happening, evaluate surroundings, exercise judgment in selecting an appropriate level of force, and application of that level of force in an effective manner. A variety of training discs are available for use including a SWAT training disc. This 4-hour block will be offered from 0800-1200 and 1300-1700 hours each date. Each session will be limited to 10 students. Participants need their duty belt for class but service weapons are not allowed in the classroom. Departments may schedule special dates for training members of their agency, utilizing their own FATS certified instructor to conduct the training. 4 Credit Hours
  • Tactical Firearms Training Simulation (Fats) - Basic
    Using the Special Response Scenarios disc, tethered gas operated AR-15 laser rifle, laser operated semi-automatic handgun, and the Firearms Training Simulator (FATS machine), members of Special Response Teams will be exposed to video created scenarios that will test and measure their ability to exercise good judgment in responding to critical incidents requiring a higher level of tactical experience than the ordinary line officer possesses. 4 Credit Hours
  • Firearms Requalification - Intermediate
    Officers will need to be in full duty uniform, including duty gear, flashlight and service weapon(s). Each officer should have a minimum of 100 rounds of duty handgun ammunition for each weapon they wish to qualify with, 20 rounds of 12 gauge 00 buck shotgun ammunition, and 20 rounds of 12 gauge 1 oz. slug shotgun ammunition. Each department represented must have a copy of their department?s firearm requalification policy with them upon arrival for class. Class will meet at the Wilson Police Department firing range at 2:00 p.m., break for a one hour supper meal, and conclude at 11:00 p.m. 8 Credit Hours
  • Fats Machine Instructor Training - Intermediate
    This course is designed to prepare instructors to operate the FATS machine (firearms training simulator) as a tool for training officers in the use of their service weapons. The course will offer instruction in setting the machine up and preparing it for use and breaking the machine down for storage and transportation, operation of the variety of training discs on judgmental shooting decisions and skills training modes, use of the handgun/OC/AR-15 weapon attachments, and machine problem resolution. Students for this course must be North Carolina Firearms Instructor certified. 16 Credit Hours

Instructor Certification

  • Criminal Justice Instructor Training - Basic
    This course is designed to provide the law enforcement officer with a fundamental background in the instruction of other law enforcement personnel. Successful completion of this course allows the student to apply to the Criminal Justice Training and Standards Division for certification as a law enforcement instructor. Each trainee is required to research, develop, and deliver an 80-minute lesson plan as part of meeting course requirements. Trainees must successfully pass the State-administered written exam as well as demonstrate competency in all skill areas in order to be eligible for certification as a criminal justice instructor. Trainees must meet State-established prerequisites for admission to this course: (1) hold a graduate or professional degree, plus have one year of full-time criminal justice experience; or (2) hold a bachelor degree, plus have two years of criminal justice experience; or (3) old an associate degree, plus have three years of criminal justice experience; or (4) have four years of criminal justice experience. It is the student's responsibility to have the up-to-date manual of General Instructor Training, Student Edition, $30.75, and The Art of Communicating, $14.60 (prices include tax and shipping). These must be ordered from the North Carolina Justice Academy, telephone 910-525-4151, in time to have them for the first day of class. This two-week course requires 100% participation; therefore, it is the student's responsibility to clear personal and business schedules prior to arrival. For participation in this course and prior to arrival students should select and research an appropriate topic for development of an 80-minute lesson plan. An appropriate topic is one with some direct relationship to topics encompassed within the basic training curriculums of law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole, etc. Your research should result in sufficient resources and information to begin writing the required lesson plan once you have received training in how to do so. The completed lesson plan must be a product of the student's own work. 80 Credit Hours

Instructor Development

  • Developing Powerpoint Presentations - Intermediate
    This course will introduce instructors and other interested persons to the use of PowerPoint software. Students will work on a PC throughout the class and will be taught basic skills needed to develop multimedia presentations. Students should bring a 3.5" disk and a lesson plan or presentation to work on in class. Enrollment is limited to 18 students. 8 Credit Hours
  • Instructor Development: Ms Word For Beginners - Basic
    This course is designed to introduce students to Microsoft Word in preparing lesson plans and other forms of presentations. Instruction will be hands-on at a computer terminal and will present simple techniques. This course is highly recommended for students who will be attending the General Instructor Training course. 16 Credit Hours
  • Instructor Development: Powerpoint Presentations - Advanced
    This course is designed to introduce students to Microsoft PowerPoint in preparing training aids for use in lesson plan development. Instruction will be hands-on at a computer terminal and will present simple techniques. This course is highly recommended for students who will be attending the General Instructor Training course. 20 Credit Hours
  • Developing Test Questions For Law Enforcement Training - Intermediate
    This course will provide certified BLET instructors and other law enforcement trainers with specific test question development strategies which will enhance their students' performance and increase their students' knowledge and comprehension. 8 Credit Hours
  • Law Enforcement Fitness Instructor Conference - Advanced
    For more information on the Law Enforcement Fitness Instructor Conference, contact Betty Reynolds, Training Coordinator, phone: (252) 246-1365, E-mail breynolds@wilsoncc.edu 24 Credit Hours
  • Narcotic Field Testing Instructor Training - Advanced
    This train-the-trainer course is designed for the officer having a strong working knowledge of narcotics and preferably with previous field testing experience. The course will acquaint the officer with the history of presumptive field testing, correct interpretation of colors, proper safety precautions, proper disposal techniques and recommended evidence handling. Lecture, slides, practical exercises, handouts, and real life examples are used for student learning and participation. Pre-requisite: Narcotic Field Testing Certification Training. 16 Credit Hours
  • Criminal Justice Instructor Enhancement - Intermediate
    This course is designed to offer instructors insight into additional proven methods of creating group interaction, involvement and understanding in the educational/training environment. The course will rely upon lecture, demonstration and practical exercises as the primary methods of instruction. Highly successful instructors will reveal their "tricks-of-the-trade." 16 Credit Hours

Investigations

  • Animal Cruelty Investigations - Basic
    This course will provide law enforcement, animal control officers, and prosecutors with the basic skills necessary for investigating and prosecuting animal cruelty cases. The course will cover animal cruelty laws with special attention on dog fighting. 8 Credit Hours
  • Body Secrets - Basic
    This class will discuss what information the body can reveal to the trained investigative eye such as environmental effects, cause of death, time of death, stages of decomposition and skeletal remains. Methods of instruction will consist of lecture, case studies, videos, and review of cadavers. 16 Credit Hours
  • Interview And Interrogation - Basic
    This course is designed to develop the knowledge and introduce basic skills necessary for conducting effective interviews and interrogations. Course content includes applicable law and legal principles; methods, techniques and strategies that may be employed for acquiring factual information; body language and deception, and special techniques for interviewing children. 32 Credit Hours
  • Background Investigations - Basic
    This course presents the participant with methods and resources to conduct an in depth investigation into the background of police applicants. This course looks at resumes and applications, the investigator, effective listening, body talk, detecting deception, interviewing the applicant, developing references, questions to ask, sources of information, policies, follow-up investigations, legal issues, and sample background reports. 24 Credit Hours
  • Psychological Profiling - Intermediate
    This course is a follow up on the class: Foundations of Psychological Profiling and will help investigators to look more intensely into the study and use of psychological profiling as an investigative tool. 16 Credit Hours
  • Internal Affairs: Investigation Of Use Of Force Issues - Intermediate
    This course is designed for supervisors and administrative personnel who are responsible for investigating internal complaints, specifically use of force complaints. Proper procedures, documented studies, as well as case laws will be presented in lecture. 8 Credit Hours
  • Auto Theft Investigation - Basic
    This course is designed to provide officers who are responsible for conducting investigations in auto thefts with a variety of investigative techniques. Officers will learn techniques and methods for identifying stolen vehicles and parts, including the development of concealed and latent markings. 16 Credit Hours
  • Deviant Sexual Behavior - Basic
    This course will look at the psychological personalities of offenders with deviant sexual behavior traits and methods used to identify and control these offenders within the community. Instruction will include an insight into the use of offender profiling as an investigative tool. 16 Credit Hours
  • Arson Investigation - Basic
    This course is designed to equip the in-service law enforcement officer with the essential investigative techniques for arson investigations. A background in criminal investigation and evidence collection is desirable but not essential for the student. 24 Credit Hours
  • Fraud Investigation - Intermediate
    This course is designed to prepare investigators to handle various forms of white-collar crime involving fraudulent use of credit devices, written instruments, documents, electronic devices, and other forms of fraudulent representation. The focus of the training will be on prevention, detection, investigative techniques, and prosecution. 24 Credit Hours
  • Interview And Interrogation - Advanced
    This course is for officers who have previously attended the Basic Interview and Interrogation course and is designed to enhance the skills and techniques covered in the basic course. students will work on developing their skills to obtain complete, accurate, and truthful information from suspects, witnesses, and victims. 40 Credit Hours
  • Meth Labs - Intermediate
    The course is divided into four parts to include Methamphetamine lab dangers, safety tips for handling Meth abusers, case development and the prosecution of Meth makers, developing community programs to combat the manufacturing of Methamphetamine and a review of the current state laws. 4 Credit Hours
  • Narcotic Field Testing Certification Training - Basic
    This is a 4-hour certification class and students can sign up for the morning or afternoon session. The course is designed for the uniformed patrol officer or narcotic investigator with any level of narcotic identification experience. The course will acquaint the officer with the history of presumptive field testing, correct interpretation of colors, proper safety precautions, proper disposal techniques, and recommended evidence handling. Lecture, slides, practical exercises, handouts and real life examples are used for course delivery. 16 Credit Hours
  • Drug Investigations - Advanced
    This course is designed to provide additional training in the methods, techniques, and strategies utilized in conducting detailed, broad-based, legally complicated investigations into illicit drug activity. Course content includes introduction to Federal and State drug trafficking laws, court decisions affecting enforcement activity, specialized enforcement equipment and techniques, search warrant preparation, interagency cooperation, practical applications of Federal and State asset forfeiture statutes, and methods of drug interdiction. This course involves both lecture and practical exercises. 40 Credit Hours
  • Narcotics Investigations - Basic
    This course is designed to provide training in legally complicated investigations into illicit drug activity, including introduction to Federal and State drug trafficking laws, court decisions affecting enforcement activity, specialized enforcement equipment and techniques, search warrant preparation, interagency cooperation, practical applications of Federal and State asset forfeiture statutes, and methods of drug interdiction. 24 Credit Hours
  • Crime Scene Investigation - Advanced
    This course is designed to train criminal investigators and crime scene technicians in methods and techniques utilized to process crime scenes for physical evidence. Course content includes securing and protecting the scene, scene searches, recognition of evidence, photography and sketching, evidence collection and preservation, use of specialized equipment and techniques, marking evidence for identification, packaging and labeling evidence, forensic lab coordination, and case preparation. Lecture, demonstration and practical exercises are utilized as the primary methods of instruction. 40 Credit Hours
  • Interview And Interrogation For Patrol Officers - Basic
    This Course will provide the officer with the basic knowledge and skills needed to conduct in-field interviews and interrogations. 8 Credit Hours
  • Eyewitness Evidence - Basic
    This course is designed to cover the complexities of eyewitness identification in a criminal investigation. The legal requirements of show-ups, photo line-ups, mug books, and composite drawings will be covered as they relate to an investigation. Proper witness and victim interviews will also be explored. This course will benefit both patrol officers and investigators. 8 Credit Hours
  • Death Investigation - Basic
    This course is designed to provide investigators with knowledge and skills required for conducting investigations into the cause of an individual's death. The course is taught by experienced homicide investigators and forensic laboratory personnel. Lecture, demonstration, and practical exercises are the principal means of instruction. 40 Credit Hours
  • Nuisance Abatement - Basic
    This course will involve an overview of the laws covering nuisance abatement and the procedures necessary to follow in developing a legal case on nuisance locations. 16 Credit Hours
  • Domestic Violence: Preliminary Investigations - Basic
    This course teaches students how to thoroughly investigate domestic violence events and prepare them for trial. The course will include evidence collection and analysis, interview strategies, follow-up procedures, case management, report writing and courtroom preparedness. 8 Credit Hours
  • Drug Enforcement For Patrol Officers - Basic
    This course provides information to law enforcement officers on drug trends, North Carolina drug laws, patrol drug enforcement tactics, roadside interviews, search and seizure laws, drug identification, substance field testing, evidence collection, vehicle search techniques, and officer survival skills. 24 Credit Hours
  • Dynamics Of Incest - Basic
    This course will cover characteristics of the incestuous father, the non-offending parent and the victim child. The cycle of incest and physical and psychological indicators of child sexual abuse will also be discussed. 24 Credit Hours
  • Criminal Investigation - Basic
    This course is designed to provide the initial training of a police officer that is responsible for conducting general criminal investigations. The course will expose the student to a variety of successful investigative techniques utilized during the preliminary scene investigation, the follow-up investigation, apprehension, and case preparation. 40 Credit Hours
  • Homicide Review/Cold Case Management - Intermediate
    This course is designed to provide investigators with innovative techniques that could lead to the resolution of unresolved death cases. Topics include: cold case philosophy; cold case selection criteria; determination of time, manner, and cause of death through the examination of the crime scene; new forensic techniques available to the investigator; bloodstain interpretation; collection and analysis of physical evidence; psychological profiling and evaluation of the crime scene; presentation of unresolved cases. At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to apply newly learned investigative techniques to the current unresolved death investigations in their department and future cases they will encounter. 24 Credit Hours
  • Conducting Internal Affairs Investigations - Intermediate
    This course is designed to assist managers and supervisors in developing a system for internal investigations that effectively deals with methods of conducting, tracking and documenting the internal investigation while maintaining a high sense of morale among the troops. This course will also provide supervisors and others responsible for investigating the internal complaint with a guide for conducting a complete investigation and ensuring a fair, well supported conclusion and recommendation. 16 Credit Hours
  • Case Management - Basic
    This course is designed to provide law enforcement personnel with the knowledge of preparing and maintaining an investigative case file for effective purposes in court. Students should bring two cases to class with complete documentation - one adjudicated case and one unresolved case. 24 Credit Hours
  • Club And Rave Drugs - Basic
    This course will cover the use of drugs such as Ecstasy, GHB, Ketamine, LSD, Mushrooms, and Rohypnol; the issues of drug identification, user's physical and behavioral indicators, and officer safety concerns. 8 Credit Hours
  • Child Sexual Abuse Investigations - Basic
    This course will cover elements of a comprehensive child sexual abuse investigation including how to manage multiple victim/multiple perpetrator cases. Child interviewing techniques that help reduce the trauma to the child will be discussed along with techniques for using child interviewing tools to help facilitate the interview such as the anatomical dolls and anatomical drawings. Characteristics of child molesters and preparing expertise search warrants will also be presented. 8 Credit Hours
  • Child Mistreatment - Basic
    This course explains normal brain development prenatally in the infant/toddler, school-aged child and adolescent. Effects of physical and sexual abuse, neglect, and living in a violent environment on the developing brain will be discussed. Several childhood mental illnesses such as attention deficit disorder, depression, conduct disorder and bipolar disorder are caused by the brain chemistry being altered from chronic abuse or neglect. This information will help the investigator in developmentally assessing the child in order to conduct a forensic interview. 16 Credit Hours
  • Child Death Investigations - Basic
    This course is designed for officers responsible for investigating child death cases. It will examine the process used by the Medical Examiner's Office to determine cause of death and present recommended guidelines to be followed at the crime scene and during the follow-up investigation. 16 Credit Hours
  • Foundations Of Psychological Profiling - Basic
    This course is designed to acquaint investigators with the different types of violent offenders, especially rapists, child molesters and murderers. Participants will be required to bring a major violent unsolved crime in his/her jurisdiction to class for review. 24 Credit Hours
  • Developing And Managing Confidential Sources - Basic
    This course will provide law enforcement personnel with information and skills to develop and control confidential sources of information. Emphasis will be placed on legal requirements for protecting the identity of the source of information, and establishing a legal basis for using informant information in securing both search warrants and arrest warrants. 8 Credit Hours
  • Crime Analysis - Intermediate
    This course is composed of classroom and computer laboratory training designed to study and analyze the diverse data sources required for problem oriented policing. Students will examine the process of collecting data and using computer software programs to store and analyze data for a variety of purposes. 16 Credit Hours
  • Street Gangs: Identification And Investigation - Basic
    This course is designed to assist the patrol officer, school resource officer, and criminal investigator to become more aware of the street gang phenomenon that is sweeping across the State of North Carolina. Areas covered include traditional gang history, understanding the gang subculture, dynamics of street gangs, Asian gangs, Hispanic gangs, outlaw motorcycle gangs and current/proposed gang legislation for our state. Also included are officer safety/survival concerns and aspects of intelligence gathering in relation to these groups. 24 Credit Hours
  • Pharmaceutical Drug Diversion Investigations - Basic
    This course will cover the different types of diversion crimes, fads and trends in prescription scams, and the physical/behavioral signs of abuse. This type of offense is a growing and socially menacing problem, robbing our economy of millions of dollars per year. 8 Credit Hours
  • Police Response To Sexual Assault Crimes - Intermediate
    This course is designed to give participants a general knowledge about sexual assault and how it affects the victim. The goal of the training is to create an environment that supports victims of sexual assault by combining a sensitive response to the victim with a thorough investigation. This course was designed by the NC Coalition Against Sexual Assault and utilizes expert instructors on all aspects of sexual assault. 24 Credit Hours
  • Profiling Criminal Offenders - Intermediate
    This course is designed to provide criminal justice investigators with concepts and techniques to profile criminal offenders. The student will be presented with techniques to profile the type of person most likely to have committed a crime and their possible motive. Several criminal offenses will be covered, including crimes of serial killers. 16 Credit Hours
  • Sexual Assault Investigation - Basic
    This course will provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct a comprehensive investigation of a sexual assault offense. The instruction will include on-scene evidence identification and collection, victim interview techniques, the medical examination, victim assistance, suspect identification and evidence collection procedures, and case preparation. 24 Credit Hours
  • Systematic Interview And Interrogation - Advanced
    This course is designed to further refine the student's interview and interrogation skills. The Basic Interview and Interrogation course is recommended but is not a prerequisite. This course builds on the basic course by presenting a seven-step process for obtaining complete, accurate and truthful information from both cooperative and non-cooperative persons. Emphasis is placed upon non-verbal clues and behavior in the interview or interrogation. 32 Credit Hours
  • Undercover Drug Operations - Basic
    This course will prepare students for planning, conducting and successfully completing undercover campaigns of illicit drug activity. Instruction will include the preparation phase, target identification, acquisition of needed resources, interagency cooperation, orientation of personnel, district attorney involvement, covert surveillance activities, controlled buys, use of informants, search warrant/arrest warrant acquisition, suspect roundup, media relations, and preparation for trial. 8 Credit Hours
  • Unresolved Death Investigations - Intermediate
    This course is designed to provide investigators with innovative techniques that could lead to the resolution of unresolved death cases. The first segment is an in-depth study of the "differential diagnosis of death" with emphasis on the latest scientific techniques available. The second segment is a teaching forum that will allow the students to present uncleared death cases to fellow officers and experts. The final segment is an expanded study of psychological profiling with the presentation of actual solved cases for the students to evaluate and classify. 40 Credit Hours
  • Using The Polygraph As An Investigative Tool - Basic
    This course will provide information that will allow the officer/investigator to get the most benefit from the use of the polygraph instrument during an investigation. 10 Credit Hours

Law, Liability and Ethics

  • Search And Seizure For Supervisors - Intermediate
    This course is designed to familiarize the criminal justice supervisor with the laws of search and seizure so they will be able to recognize the appropriate application in enforcement situations. 4 Credit Hours
  • Juvenile Laws And Procedures - Intermediate
    This course introduces the legal processes unique to the Juvenile Justice Reform Act. Students will study North Carolina law as it relates to delinquent, neglected and abused juveniles. Legal procedures will be established for proper handling of cases involving juvenile offenders, victims, and adult associates. 8 Credit Hours
  • Domestic Violence Intervention - Basic
    This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills used by law enforcement officers in handling incidents involving domestic violence. Actions to be taken and legal implications will be stressed. Lecture and demonstration will be the principle method of instruction. Principles will be applied in practical hands-on scenarios that incorporate textbook knowledge with real life simulations. 16 Credit Hours
  • Ethics For Law Enforcement Officers - Basic
    This course discusses the principles of professional and ethical conduct in law enforcement. Participants are placed into ethical dilemma situations during classroom activities. 16 Credit Hours
  • Video Game Machine Laws - Basic
    This course will cover the statutory guidelines and proper steps for civil seizures of mechanical video gambling devices. Lecture and practical exercises using actual gambling machines will be utilized. 8 Credit Hours
  • Police Law Institute - Advanced
    The goal of this course is to provide the skills necessary to conduct enforcement activities associated with search warrants, warrantless searches, interviews, eyewitness identifications and non-testimonial identification orders and to avoid liability while conducting such activities. Attendance is required at all class sessions. The student must participate in class and practical exercises, successfully prepare search warrants and non-testimonial orders and successfully attain a required score on a written examination administered by personnel from the North Carolina Justice Academy. Students are required to have a copy of the textbook Arrest, Search and Investigation written by Robert Farb and published by the Institute of Government. Reading and other assignments will need to be completed in the students evening hours. 80 Credit Hours
  • ABC Laws And Procedures For Patrol Officers - Basic
    This course is designed to familiarize the student with the organization of the ABC system in North Carolina and the most frequent liquor offenses committed in the state. 8 Credit Hours
  • Search Warrant Preparation And Execution - Basic
    This course is designed to instruct the law enforcement officer in how to gather the information needed to prepare a search warrant and the actual preparation of a search warrant. For search warrant execution training on the second day, students should dress in BDU's and bring their flashlight and duty weapon used for searches. No ammo will be used. 16 Credit Hours
  • Legal Up-Date - Basic
    This course is conducted by an experienced attorney with a law enforcement background who will provide an overview and explanation of changes in North Carolina law and federal court decisions over the past two years that affect law enforcement. 8 Credit Hours
  • Laws Of Arrest, Search, And Seizure - Basic
    This course is designed to increase awareness and understanding of the laws governing arrest, searches and seizures. Course content will include a review of the Fourth Amendment, North Carolina laws of arrest, searches of a person, vehicle searches, searching a residence and other dwellings, and other practical considerations. 8 Credit Hours

Mandated In-Service

  • Culture Sensitivity Training - Basic
    This course is designed to explore racism and stereotypes, to increase the awareness of false assumptions, and to break the chain of perpetuating prejudice and racism. The course will also explore the role of law enforcement officers as role models for racial and cultural harmony in the communities they serve. 8 Credit Hours
  • Bloodborne Pathogens - Basic
    This course will provide the student with a background and understanding of the host of communicable diseases the officer is exposed to on a daily basis. Methods of prevention, detection, and treatment will be presented, along with OSHA requirements. This course is an annual requirement for all personnel exposed to blood as a part of their regular duties. 4 Credit Hours
  • CPR Recertification - Intermediate
    This course is designed to meet the needs of specialty criminal justice instructors for recertification purposes. 8 Credit Hours
  • Juvenile Minority Sensitivity Training - Basic
    This course is designed to implement that portion of the Juvenile Justice Reform Act which mandates that every law enforcement officer receive annual training that addresses the areas of how to communicate effectively with minority juveniles, how to recognize and address the needs of those juveniles, and how to improve the treatment of minority juveniles. 8 Credit Hours

Personnel Development

  • Effective Courtroom Testimony - Basic
    This course is designed to assist the law enforcement officer in preparing for and testifying in court. Students will practice effective testimonial procedures during mock trials. 16 Credit Hours
  • Effective Report Writing - Basic
    This course introduces writing principles and skills that will help increase productivity, improve written communications, and get results. Students will be taught effective writing techniques, how to convey ideas by organizing thoughts, and how to get prompt responses. 8 Credit Hours
  • Enhancing Interpersonal Skills - Basic
    Students are taught specific strategies for dealing with people using tact and skill to remain in control in even the most highly charged situations. 16 Credit Hours
  • Developing Assessment Centers - Intermediate
    This course presents structural guidelines for setting up and operating an Assessment Center as utilized in selecting candidates for promotion, re-assignment or special assignments. The instructors are experienced assessment center facilitators. 8 Credit Hours
  • Fitness For Duty Challenge - Advanced
    This course will provide law enforcement officers and administrators with an update on the fitness challenges involved in the performance of their duties. The course will include lecture, fitness assessments, and the completion of the POPAT (Police Officer Physical Ability Test) course. This course is designed to help individuals and agencies assess potential health and liability costs. 16 Credit Hours
  • Managing Multiple Projects & Meeting Deadlines - Basic
    In this course you will learn to develop methods for handling big projects and long-range goals with innovative plans for prioritizing your tasks; hold meaningful meetings that create decisions, actions, and responses; and discover how to deal with changing deadlines smoothly and easily. 8 Credit Hours
  • Stress And Debriefing - Basic
    This course is made up of two different topics: First it will discuss the psychological causes and effects of stress on the law enforcement officer and his/her life. The second part of the course will discuss the importance of critical debriefing and how it can benefit the officer, department and the community he/she services. 8 Credit Hours
  • Report Writing For Patrol Personnel - Basic
    This course is designed to acquaint the students with the purpose, values, and components of field notes and various law enforcement reports in conjunction with the proper methods to prepare various documents. The student will show the ability to use the proper procedures for completing an incident requiring documentation on behalf of a law enforcement agency. Students will show the ability and obtain the basic knowledge required for combating an incident report during a preliminary investigation as well as for court purposes. Upon successful completion of this course the student will also show competency in providing the basis for reports and the ability to explain the events of an incident in a clear, accurate, concise, and objective manner. Students should possess good grammar and spelling skills to participate in this course. 8 Credit Hours
  • Motivation And Team Building - Basic
    Participants will gain an insight into basic motivational and team building theory, principles and practices. The student will examine proven and successful ways to create a motivational and team building climate in the work place. 8 Credit Hours
  • Managing People Through Change - Intermediate
    This course is designed to teach the skills managers need to understand the process of change and how to support people through it. 8 Credit Hours
  • The Real Challenge In Policing - Intermediate
    This course of instruction will be led by a police psychologist and will discuss what is considered one of the leading causes of police ?burn out? and the continuous rise in police divorce rate and family break-ups. The instructor in this class will discuss how to incorporate family and career and help to make them both work. This course of instruction is recommended for all levels of police and criminal justice personnel. 8 Credit Hours
  • Covert Surveillance Operations - Basic
    This is an advanced law enforcement course which serves as an introduction to an overview of the concepts and techniques of covert surveillance and undercover operations. Students will participate in actual surveillance of role players during this training. 40 Credit Hours
  • Taking Responsibility For Your Performance - Basic
    In this course you will learn techniques for assessing your present situation and then apply tools from the "coach's toolbox". Build confidence, self-image and hold yourself to high expectations and positive attitudes. Communication skills and management skills will also be covered in this high-energy program. 8 Credit Hours
  • Team Building - Basic
    This course offers dozens of ideas on how teamwork can help employees deal successfully with customers, colleagues and the boss. It will help team members work together despite individual differences and build a cooperative environment. 8 Credit Hours
  • Managing Change - Basic
    This course provides the skills for understanding the process of change and supporting people through it. The training details the workplace grief-reaction to changes and the predictable patterns of the change acceptance-rejection process. In addition, the training will describe how to positively deal with new employer-employee relationships, new job expectations and new standards for success. 8 Credit Hours
  • Candidate Preparation For Assessment Centers - Intermediate
    This course offers practical guidelines to officers who are preparing to undergo the formal assessment process used for promotion and selection for special assignments. Experienced assessment center facilitators will offer valuable insight into what the facilitator looks for and how best to prepare for the assessment. 8 Credit Hours
  • Law Enforcement Grant Preparation - Basic
    This course will prepare the officer to research and prepare grants for federal and state funds being offered to law enforcement agencies and will include a practical exercise designed to walk the participant through the research, writing and application process. The instructors for this training have extensive and successful grant writing experience. 16 Credit Hours
  • Performance Management And Evaluation Skills - Intermediate
    The instructor will present techniques for conducting candid constructive performance appraisals including ways to follow up the appraisal to maximize employee's strengths and improve on the employee?s weaknesses. Students should bring performance cases or situations within their agencies, either positive or negative, for class discussion. 16 Credit Hours
  • Covey: 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People - Basic
    This Introduction to the 7 Habits Workshop offers tools and processes that encourage individuals to take a proactive approach to work, which instills pride and a sense of community on the job. Loyalty, teambuilding between departments and proactive problem solving create a Win-Win environment for law enforcement employees. 16 Credit Hours
  • Assertive Communications - Basic
    Participants will learn the difference between ?I Messages? and ?You Messages ,? how to change ?You Messages? to ?I Messages,? and why ?I Messages? are preferable. 8 Credit Hours
  • Handling Conflict - Basic
    Conflict occurs whenever the needs, interests, or wants of two parties are opposed to each other. Most of us try to avoid conflict, but it's a fact of life. You cannot escape conflict, but you can learn effective ways to deal with it. This course will provide participants with the skills and techniques for successful conflict resolution. 8 Credit Hours
  • Keeping The Team Motivated - Basic
    Participants will gain an insight into basic motivational theory and examine ways to create a motivational climate in the work place. 8 Credit Hours
  • Time Management - Basic
    Participants will learn skills to help them deal with: "too much to do-too little time," interruptions, putting things off, setting goals and getting started on goals that seem overwhelming, organizing the work area, filing systems, managing mail, calendars and lists. Students will learn that good time management increases productivity while decreasing stress. 8 Credit Hours

Radar Operator Certification

  • Radar Operator Certification - Basic
    Radar operator certification is a program offered under the rules and regulations of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and requires 100% attendance, therefore, officers must be in the classroom at 8:00 a.m. for registration. Students must have a current Radar Operator Manual and Supplement at the start of class and a vehicle equipped with a radar unit (allow one vehicle for every three officers). Officers field testing on units equipped with front and rear antenna must be prepared to test on the full operation of the unit. Agencies should contact the Justice Academy Bookstore (910-525-4151) to obtain necessary copies of the March 2000 Radar Operator Manual and Supplement in time to have them for class. Manuals are not available in Wilson Tech?s Bookstore. 40 Credit Hours

Radar Recertification

  • Radar Operator Recertification - Intermediate
    Radar operator recertification is a program offered under the rules and regulations of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and requires 100% attendance, therefore, officers must be in the classroom at 8:00 a.m. for registration. Students must have a current Radar Operator Manual and Supplement at the start of class and a vehicle equipped with a radar unit (allow one vehicle for every three officers). Agencies should contact the Justice Academy Bookstore (910-525-4151) to obtain necessary copies of the March 2000 Radar Operator Manual and Supplement in time to have them for class. Manuals are not available in Wilson Tech?s Bookstore. 16 Credit Hours

Radar Supplement

  • Radar Operator Supplemental Training - Basic
    This course is offered for certified radar operators who desire to upgrade their current equipment or add additional units to their certification. Course work for this class will involve lecture and field testing. 8 Credit Hours

Search & Rescue

  • Diver Certification For Law Enforcement (3 Parts, 24 Hours Each) - Intermediate
    This certification program has been developed to enhance the skills and unique responsibilities of the diver within the law enforcement field. It is offered in three consecutive sessions, each preparing the diver for the next level of training (Part 1: Slam Rescue Diver, Part 2: Search and Recovery, Part 3: Public Safety Diver). Coursework will include pool water, confined water and open water. Agencies will incur a $200 expense per student to cover the cost of manuals, dive location fees and certification fees. Students are responsible for their own dive equipment which must be approved by the instructor. Upon successful completion, students will receive a YMCA certification for each session, an oxygen provider certification, and an overall certification for the 3-part program. Class size is limited to 12 students. 72 Credit Hours
  • Search And Recovery (Dive Program) - Intermediate
    The YMCA Search and Recovery specialty program is designed to train SCUBA divers to locate objects under water and recover them through proper procedures and methods. Successful completion of the SLAM (Scuba Lifesaving Accident Management) course is a prerequisite for this course. See "Diver Certification" above for more information and course requirements or call Betty Reynolds at (252) 246-1365. 24 Credit Hours
  • Slam Rescue Diver (Scuba Lifesaving Accident Management) - Intermediate
    The purpose of the SLAM Rescue Diver specialty course is to provide the knowledge and skills to recognize and take action in the event of a diving accident. This course concentrates on four primary topics: cognizance, assessment, rescue, and evaluation. SLAM Rescue Diver Certification is recommended for all divers and is a prerequisite for SCUBA leadership training. See "Diver Certification" above for additional information and course requirements or contact Betty Reynolds at (252) 246-1365. 24 Credit Hours
  • Public Safety Diver (Dive Program) - Intermediate
    The YMCA Public Safety Diver specialty program is designed to teach proper procedures and techniques that relate to the special operations, circumstances and conditions encountered by Law Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, Emergency Response Services, and Civil Service divers. See "Diver Certification" above for more information and course requirements or call Betty Reynolds at (252) 246-1365. 24 Credit Hours

Security & Enforcement

  • Security Officer Safety Tactics - Basic
    This course will introduce students to basic self-protection techniques for on-duty security officers. The training will include handcuffing techniques, collapsible baton techniques, pressure point control tactics, and use of OC (pepper) spray. 24 Credit Hours

Sheriffs' Specific Operations

  • Cell Extraction - Basic
    Methods will be taught to safely remove violent inmates from cells without endangering the officer or inmate. This course is open to all criminal justice personnel including jail staff and detention officers. Students should wear clothing suitable for practical exercises. 8 Credit Hours
  • Civil Process - Basic
    This course is designed to provide the student with the practical information and skills necessary to effectively perform the duties of the Sheriff?s Office in the service and handling of various forms of process within the civil law. 24 Credit Hours
  • Armed Prisoner Transport - Basic
    This course is designed for detention officers with duties that include transporting prisoners from one facility to another and will include day and night firearms training, pressure point control techniques, handcuffing and search techniques. 36 Credit Hours

SRO Training

  • School Resource Officer Training - Basic
    This course introduces the student to the history and philosophy of SRO programs. Participants will acquire basic skills and knowledge necessary for functioning effectively as a SRO. This course meets all requirements for officers to perform the duties of a SRO in the North Carolina school systems. 32 Credit Hours

Supervision & Management

  • Law Enforcement Management Institute - Advanced
    This training is scheduled over a 7-month period (September - March) and is designed for mid and upper level managers of law enforcement agencies. Emphasis is placed on four key areas of management: managing yourself, your resources, your people, and your community. Sessions are taught by instructors with recognized expertise in their fields. Special certificates are awarded for satisfactory completion. Classes are generally scheduled two days, twice a month. Seating is limited to 34 students and reservations are taken throughout the year for the fall starting session. Details about the application process will be forwarded at the time of pre-registration. For more information, click here. 200 Credit Hours
  • Documenting Use Of Force - Basic
    This course teaches students how to thoroughly document in narrative form their decisions and reasons for using force. Course is recommended for patrol officers, first-line supervisors, internal affairs officers and/or use of force instructors. 16 Credit Hours
  • Stepping Up To Supervision - Intermediate
    This course is designed for the new supervisor and focuses on four main components of supervision: understanding the basics of supervisory responsibilities, developing personal effectiveness, managing different personalities, and working with groups. 8 Credit Hours
  • Delegating For Results - Basic
    Students will be taught basic skills needed to learn to delegate effectively to get the job done while developing their employees' potential at the same time. Through practical exercises and worksheets students will evaluate their skills, identify their problems, and find solutions. Using delegation as a tool for managing organizational change and increasing positive team exposure will also be included. 8 Credit Hours
  • Dealing With Problems & Taking Corrective Action - Basic
    This course is designed to make employee dismissal easier for managers by helping then understand the termination process involved. Myths and misconceptions will be discussed and legal ramifications explained. 8 Credit Hours
  • Case Studies In Police Supervision - Basic
    This class offers a review of actual supervisory issues the instructor has experienced over the years in a wide variety of areas and disciplines as well as practical examples class participants submit for problem solving. 16 Credit Hours
  • First-Line Supervision - Intermediate
    This course is designed for officers who are newly assigned to supervisory positions and/or officers serving in supervisory positions without any formal training. Concepts and techniques that have been effectively utilized in the management of human resources are introduced. Instruction will focus on determining an officer's communication/personality traits through a Myers-Briggs assessment, communications skills, legal aspects of supervision, supervising the problem employee, supervision of search and seizure situations, and performance evaluations. 40 Credit Hours
  • Practical Issues In Policing - Basic
    This class is a review, discussion and examination of contemporary issues in local police operations that focus on citizen service, operational decisions and actions, demands and political considerations that all middle management and command personnel face daily. 16 Credit Hours
  • Writing Effectiveness For Supervisors - Intermediate
    Get your point across clearly and concisely. This course re-introduces students to the basics of good business writing by keeping things short and simple, using active verbs, writing to the reader(s) and provides tips for organizing your thoughts and crafting a well-written document, whether it is a report, memo, letter, or proposal. An additional section on writing email is included to ensure your messages follow proper form and etiquette. 8 Credit Hours
  • Exercising Leadership In Criminal Justice Organizations (2 Parts) - Intermediate
    Despite the many court rulings mandating regular training for supervisory personnel, many supervisors are still deficient in receiving ongoing training. Contemporary police and corrections organizations are facing a myriad of challenges today: changes in the workforce, changes in technology, changes in community issues, changes in responsibilities, changes in organizational focus and mission, legal changes, higher expectations from the community, and more accountability. These challenges necessitate that leaders are trained and prepared to respond to the ongoing demands facing them. This program is designed to examine sound and proven leadership principles which participants can employ in their respective criminal justice organizations. The 32-hour course is designed to be divided into two 16-hour blocks of instruction. After the first 16 hours of instruction participants will return to their respective agencies to experiment with and apply course concepts and work on their leadership challenge assignment. After a 2-month delay the student will return for the second 16-hour block of instruction to further discuss leadership concepts and to discuss their progress with their leadership challenge. 32 Credit Hours
  • Coaching Skills For The Manager/Supervisor - Intermediate
    Coaching allows employees to move to higher levels of job responsibility. This course explains the critical roles of mentor, appraiser, teacher, role model, sponsor, and advocate and how to perform each role successfully. Instruction will include how to help team members coach each other and give helpful feedback. 8 Credit Hours
  • Integrity Leadership - Intermediate
    This course deals with the principles of professional and ethical conduct in law enforcement. Participants are placed in ethical dilemma situations during classroom activities. 16 Credit Hours
  • Filling The Shoes: Meeting The Challenge Of Leadership - Intermediate
    This course is for supervisors at all levels and officers preparing to become supervisors. This course of instruction will consist of lecture based on experience as a leader and deal with issues of professional and ethical decision making in a leadership role. The instructor will provide an open discussion with honest feedback related to the demands placed on an individual in a very rewarding and challenging position. 8 Credit Hours
  • Documentation Of Law Enforcement Training Requirements - Intermediate
    This course is intended for individuals who are employed by a law enforcement agency to maintain training records for law enforcement officers. This course will explain Commission forms, rules, and regulations as they relate to training record documentation, including documentation for the purposes of professional certificates and in-service training. 8 Credit Hours
  • Documenting Performance - Basic
    This course provides participants with tools and techniques for assigning performance levels for each job responsibility based on documented observations of their employees. Students will be able to write meaningful comments to support the levels assigned, calculate an overall performance rating, and conduct a formal evaluation discussion. 8 Credit Hours
  • Field Training Officer Training - Intermediate
    This course is designed to prepare experienced officers for the task of training newly hired employees who have successfully completed BLET. Course content includes the role of the field training officer, the training function, interpersonal communication skills, ethics, civil liability, report writing and evaluations, leadership skills, performance evaluations, principles of counseling, and problem solving. 40 Credit Hours
  • Effective Meeting Skills - Basic
    Students will be taught skills to help them eliminate time-wasting components that will result in leaner and more productive sessions. Participants will learn to plan, conduct, and improve any meeting through the use of exercises and checklists. Students will learn to spot and avoid meeting problems in advance, how to handle conflict and digression, and how to improve future meetings through evaluation and feedback. 8 Credit Hours
  • Recruiting And Retention - Intermediate
    This course focuses on issues of hiring and retaining law enforcement personnel in today's dynamically changing social climate. Social, economic, governmental, and individual factors that affect hiring and retention will be examined. Proven methods of hiring the desirable candidate and retaining that person will be presented. 16 Credit Hours
  • Use Of Force Issues In Policing - Basic
    This course is geared for use of force instructors (DT and firearms), trainers, supervisors, administrators and officers. The course addresses 40 years of use of force research (what we know about the use of force), a study on stress and human performance, civil liability/case law update and use of force policy issues, training concerns, investigating excessive force allegations, best practices and case examples. 16 Credit Hours

Tactical

  • Tactical Ballistic Shields - Advanced
    This course is offered for the ballistic shield operator who has previously attended the Basic Shields course and wishes to enhance the techniques and skills needed to confidently perform under stressful situations. The operator will be challenged mentally and physically during live fire exercises, stress courses, dynamic room clearing and rescue drills. 24 Credit Hours
  • Officer Survival I - Basic
    Officer Survival I reinforces and expands skills acquired in Basic Law Enforcement Training that relate to high risk duties. Course content includes mechanics of arrest, known and unknown risk vehicle stops during day and night conditions, physical and mental preparation to survive entry and search of buildings, responding to robbery-in-progress calls, and concepts of intervention in domestic disputes. Lecture, demonstration, practical exercise, and role-playing are the methods of instruction utilized. Students should bring their duty belt and flashlight. No weapons will be needed. Participants should dress for defensive tactics the first day of class and wear BDU?s or other work clothes all other days. Training includes night hours on Tuesday and Thursday with the course concluding at noon on Friday. 44 Credit Hours
  • Tactical Response For Swat Medics - Intermediate
    This course is for the medical personnel assigned to tactical special operations. The course will involve limited classroom lecture and extensive field practicals to include but not limited to live fire exercises, administering medical care under adverse circumstances, explosive and booby trap drills/awareness, and physically challenging real-life scenarios. 40 Credit Hours
  • Close Quarters Pistol - Advanced
    The student will build on foundation skills taught in CQP. Range work will include multiple targets, injured officer techniques, and room clearing mechanics. Participation requires prior CQP attendance and at least an intermediate rating in CQP. 16 Credit Hours
  • Close Quarter Pistol - Basic
    Built almost totally around practical exercises and range drills, this course focuses on high speed, close range pistol skills. The student will work on weapon retention, contact shooting, reaction, and electronic timer drills. Emphasis will be on the most deadly encounters for officers: 0 - 20 feet and under 5 seconds. Class is limited to 25 students. Students will need to bring their pistol, magazines, duty holster (no shoulder holsters), duty belt, ballistic vest, eye/ear protection, and 300 rounds of ammo for course participation. 16 Credit Hours
  • Tactical Warrant Service - Basic
    After taking this training participants will be able to identify the tactical problem, develop a successful tactical plan with options, implement the proper briefing procedures, understand the rehearsal process, implement the plan, utilize the proper critique of after-action procedures, and know appropriate tactics, entry and movement techniques. Students must bring eye/ear protection, ballistic vest, any other tactical gear worn on entries, their handgun/holster (200 rounds of ammo), any other long gun (20 rounds) or sub gun (200 rounds) assigned to them if used on entries. 24 Credit Hours
  • Officer Survival Il - Intermediate
    This course is designed to introduce the law enforcement officer to the methods, techniques, and strategies utilized in performing high-risk duties and conducting high-risk operations. Course content includes physical fitness assessments, night and day combat shooting, raid planning and execution, weapon retention, pressure point control tactics, and edged weapon defense. The course involves multiple instructors on hand at all times due to the high liability involved in the training. Students should bring their duty belt, ballistic vest, handcuffs, flashlight, and service weapon with 400-500 rds of ammo; shotgun w/40-50 rds 00 buckshot; gym clothes and running shoes; clothes for field exercises. The class schedule includes daily physical training and night training throughout the week. 44 Credit Hours
  • Officer Survival: Building Search Tactics - Basic
    This unit of officer survival establishes effective strategies and techniques for responding, approaching, entering, maneuvering, searching and surviving a high risk building breach. 12 Credit Hours
  • Officer Survival: Domestic Violence Response - Basic
    This unit of officer survival provides information, strategies and techniques for responding to and managing incidents of domestic unrest and violence. 10 Credit Hours
  • Liability Risk In Tactical Incidents - Intermediate
    This course will provide administrative personnel and tactical team members with a variety of current legal and civil issues specifically in the field of tactical incident response situations. This course will also cover recent court decisions impacting the role of the tactical response team. 8 Credit Hours
  • Urban Rifle - Basic
    This course focuses on the use of the carbine/rifle for patrol or tactical use. Range drills will emphasize retention, long and short range tactics, and ballistic qualities of the .223 cal. rifle. Rifles are recommended; subguns or pistol caliber carbines may attend. Class schedule: first day 8-5 p.m., second day 3 p.m.-12 midnight, third day 8-5 p.m. Students should report for class dressed for weapons training and have a semi- or full-automatic rifle and magazines (subguns or pistol caliber carbines may be used), handgun and holster, eye and ear protection. Ammo required: 800 rounds for the rifle and 50 rounds for the handgun. Plenty of rifle magazines are recommended; two are mandatory. 24 Credit Hours
  • Tactical Ballistic Shields - Basic
    This course highlights the uses of police ballistic shields and the advantages shields offer to an agency and officer. Officers use shields in various situations that carry a high risk of injury or death from thrown or fired projectiles. The tactical uses of shields will be discussed and demonstrated during the course and students will participate in a variety of practical exercises. For course participation students will need their handgun, 350 rds of ammo, duty belt, eye and ear protection, helmet, ballistic vest and body bunker; tactical gear is optional. 16 Credit Hours
  • Chemical Munitions Deployment - Basic
    This course will instruct the student on the basic concepts and deployment strategies of the various types of modern chemical munitions. 16 Credit Hours
  • Urban Rifle - Advanced
    This three-day physically intensive class will develop the skills of the experienced carbine operator. Long range precision, mid-range use of cover and movement and ?contact close? range drills will be covered. The class includes low light and building entry drills so weapon mounted lights are encouraged. Prerequisite: Urban Rifle or similar course from a recognized school (Blackwater, HK) Ammunition: 1,200 rounds carbine, 100 rounds handgun 24 Credit Hours
  • Officer Survival: Mechanics Of Arrest - Basic
    This unit of officer survival training presents proper techniques for making an arrest, handcuffing an arrestee, and conducting a search incidental to the arrest. Training will also include weapon retention techniques. 10 Credit Hours
  • Collapsible Baton Training - Basic
    Principles of collapsible baton usage are taught and practiced in the classroom. Students should wear clothing suitable for physical activity and bring their own collapsible batons. 8 Credit Hours
  • Tactical Handcuffing And Weapon Retention - Basic
    This course is designed to refresh the veteran officer in tactical handcuffing and handgun retention techniques. Officers will develop a winning attitude of survival during handcuffing situations and during times when a suspect may attempt to gain control over the officer's weapon. Officers will discuss and demonstrate techniques of handcuffing and handgun retention and regaining handguns drawn on officers. 16 Credit Hours
  • Submachine Gun Operator - Advanced
    This course will be an intensive three day/night training session including various entry techniques, tactical maneuvering, and live fire drills. It is designed to challenge the tactical officer's ability to efficiently react under extreme circumstances and overcome self-imposed limitations, both physical and mental. Prerequisite: Subgun Operator. 24 Credit Hours
  • Ground Defense For Law Enforcement Officers - Basic
    Students will be introduced to basic skills for self-defense in close quarter situations where other levels of self-defense have failed or are unavailable. This training involves intense physical activity on floor mats under close supervision. Participants should report to class dressed for P. T. and bring a change of clothes, towel and water bottle. A medical questionnaire will be completed at the start of class. Participants should expect this training to be intense and physically demanding. 24 Credit Hours
  • Officer Survival: Vehicle Stop Tactics - Basic
    This unit of officer survival establishes sound strategies, principles, policies and procedures for conducting both known high risk vehicle stops and unknown risk stops. 12 Credit Hours
  • Flying Armed - Tactical Considerations For Law Enforcement Officers - Basic
    The purpose of this block of instruction is to educate North Carolina law enforcement officers in the proper procedures for lawfully transporting firearms in the passenger and cargo cabins of commercial aircraft in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations (49 CFR Part 1544) and to identify potential risks and responsibilities as an armed passenger. 8 Credit Hours
  • Spontaneous Edged Weapon Defense - Basic
    Students will become familiar with the danger a subject with an edged weapon can present and become skilled in selection of the best response options available to them. This course covers options of increasing distance from assailant, emergency techniques, and the use of deadly force. Training is beneficial for both street and detention officers. 16 Credit Hours
  • Officer Survival Challenge - Advanced
    This course is designed to assess an officer's willingness and readiness for survival. A practical approach is used to assess physical and mental readiness, as well as job related skills and knowledge. Participation requires a moderate level of physical ability. The first three hours will be spent in the classroom followed by five hours of strenuous mental and physical activities as well as job related practical exercises. Participants will need to bring PT clothes, running shoes, BDU's, duty belt, service weapon and 200 rounds of ammunition. 8 Credit Hours
  • Rapid Deployment - Basic
    This class is designed to teach the student the new "rapid deployment technique." This response technique can be utilized by tactical teams and line officers when responding to the scene of an active shooter in any large structure such as a school or office building. Classroom instruction and practical exercises are taught during afternoon and evening hours. Class is limited to 24 students. Students will need their duty belt and flashlight for training. 8 Credit Hours
  • Distraction Devices - Intermediate
    This course of instruction will provide the officer with an understanding of the basic mechanics of distraction and how to deploy them. 8 Credit Hours
  • Pepper Spray Training - Basic
    This course consists of a lecture that will cover the history of OC, composition of agent, solvents and carriers, safety, operation, spray problems, decontamination (personnel and area) and liability issues. A practical exercise is a dynamic exercise and students are exposed to live agent. The practical exercise is required of all students. 8 Credit Hours
  • Submachine Gun Operator - Basic
    This course is recommended for departmental officers and tactical team members who desire to increase their knowledge and skills in firing and safe handling of the MP-5, UMP-40, -45; Colt, or any H&K submachine gun. The course schedule involves some night training and is limited to 20 students. Ammo required: 50 rds for handgun, 1500 rds for subgun, 2 magazines (25-30 rds each). Equipment required: subgun w/sling, magazine holder, handgun/holster, duty/tactical vest, baseball style cap, wrap round eye protection, ear protection, BDU's and boots, subgun cleaning kit. 32 Credit Hours
  • Tactical Baton Training - Basic
    Principles and use of the collapsible and straight baton are taught and practiced in the classroom. Students should wear clothing suitable for physical activity and bring their own batons. 16 Credit Hours
  • Officer Survival: Responding To Robbery In Progress (High Risk Calls) - Basic
    This unit of officer survival establishes sound strategies, principles, tactics and procedures for responding to known or suspected robbery in progress calls. 8 Credit Hours
  • Tactical Rappelling For Police And Rescue - Basic
    Students will be exposed to information on knot tying, harness rigging, and high level entry and descent. Instruction will include principles of rappelling and team operation, demonstration of rappelling skills by experienced instructors, and practical exercises under highly controlled circumstances. Students who have access to rope, harness, and rigging should bring their equipment with them. Students without such access will be provided needed equipment. 16 Credit Hours
  • 12 Gauge Specialty Impact Munitions - Basic
    This course of instruction will provide the student in the basic concepts and deployment strategies of the various types of 12 gauge specialty impact munitions. 8 Credit Hours
  • Explosives And Booby Trap Awareness For Patrol Officers - Intermediate
    This class will provide law enforcement officers with a basic understanding of improvised explosive devices and booby-traps. Concentrating on their identification, officer safety procedures and search techniques, this class will enhance an officer's ability to deal with a possible improvised explosive or booby-trap situation. 16 Credit Hours
  • Swat - Advanced
    This course is designed for officers who have SWAT responsibilities or are members of an existing unit and have completed Basic SWAT training. The course builds on the information and skills developed in the basic course by adding high level entry skills, use of explosive and chemical munitions, and high risk mission planning and execution. Class schedule includes night training over a four-day period. 44 Credit Hours
  • Explosives And Hazardous Materials - Intermediate
    This course is designed to teach officers how to recognize explosives and hazardous materials and practical steps in the control and handling of these items. 8 Credit Hours
  • Pressure Point Control Tactics - Basic
    Participants will study how to control passive resistance, including touch and stunning pressure and low profile stunning. These tactics are non-lethal and cause no serious injury to the suspect and are legally defendable forms of officer protection. This training is easy to master, easy to retain, and easy and effective in use when needed. Students should wear clothing suitable for practical exercises for this training. 16 Credit Hours
  • Swat - Basic
    This course will provide the newly assigned special response team member with the basic fundamental tactics to successfully perform his duties. At the completion of the course, the participant will achieve the following objectives in accordance with information presented during the course: (1) effectively manipulate tactical equipment and describe its use and functions, (2) distinguish between individual team member responsibilities and assignments, (3) design a physical fitness program that will prepare the student for tactical operations, (4) identify the variables involved in controlling a critical incident, (5) proficiently demonstrate several defensive tactical movements designed to control and/or subdue hostile individuals, (6) demonstrate the correct procedures to enter structures and gain control over suspects in a tactical situation, (7) demonstrate the ability to safely maneuver through structures, (8) demonstrate the ability to safely and tactically fire and maneuver with a handgun and shoulder weapon during day and night exercises, (9) respond to a variety of high-risk tactical scenarios utilizing the procedures outlined during the course. Students should bring BDU's/boots, PT clothes/footwear, foul weather gear, web gear, tactical vest, flashlight, handgun, eye/ear protection, service weapon and 150 rounds of ammo, all other assigned tactical equipment including assault weapons and 100 rounds of ammo, carabineers, D-rings, ballistic shields, riot batons, 25 rounds of bird shot and an extra pair of boots. Class schedule involves day and night training over a four-day period. 44 Credit Hours

Telecommunicator Certification

  • Telecommunicator Certification - Basic
    The goal of this course is to provide participants with the entry-level knowledge and skills to practice in emergency services telecommunications. Successful completion of this course will lead to certification as an emergency services telecommunicator. Special course requirements apply - contact us early for details. This 47 hour class requires instruction to begin on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and concludes Friday at 5:00 p.m. Participants will need a copy of the Telecommunicator Certification Student Manual at the start of class, and these should be ordered from the NC Justice Academy Bookstore, Telephone 910-525-4151. The cost of the manual is $13.75 (tax, shipping and handling included). They will not be available from Wilson Tech's bookstore. A copy of F-1 (Medical History Statement) and F-2 (Medical Examination Report) current within one year must be furnished prior to or at the time of formal registration on the first day. All trainees who are not currently employed by a state, county or municipal communications center will need to provide a letter from their county sheriff?s office stating that a criminal history check has been completed and are without convictions that would prohibit employment with a sheriff?s office communications center. 47 Credit Hours

Traffic Patrol Operations

  • Drugs That Impair Driving - Basic
    This course is designed to introduce the patrol officer to the methods, techniques and skills needed to recognize a person impaired by drugs. Standardized methods of field sobriety testing will be utilized making it essential that officers have prior certification in DWI and SFST. 8 Credit Hours
  • DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing - Basic
    This course is designed to introduce the patrol officer to methods, techniques, and strategies utilized in detecting impaired drivers and establishing evidence necessary for successful prosecution. Standardized methods of field sobriety testing are introduced, and students are taught techniques of Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus in establishing evidence of impairment. This course incorporates evening hours of class time. Practical exercises and controlled drinking exercises take place during the afternoon and evening hours of the class. 28 Credit Hours
  • Traffic Accident Investigation - Advanced
    This course is designed to introduce traffic accident investigators to the concepts, methods and techniques utilized in accident reconstruction. A certified accident reconstructionist is used to teach this course. Students must complete both the Intermediate and Advanced Traffic Accident Investigation courses to enroll in the Accident Reconstruction course. Students will need to bring the following supplies to class on the first day: calculator w/trig functions, 30/60/90 Triangle, Protractor, Traffic Template, Paper, Black Ink Pen, Colored Pencils, Lead Pencils, Ruler. 40 Credit Hours
  • Highway Drug Interdiction - Basic
    This course covers targeting offenders, hidden compartments, and drug evaluation. The instructor, Sgt. Michael Lewis of the Maryland State Police, is a judicially recognized expert in highway interdiction and has trained police officers throughout the United States and Canada. 16 Credit Hours
  • Police Bicycle Techniques - Basic
    This course provides information regarding bicycle safety, maintenance, and effective patrol techniques for officers assigned bicycle patrol. Students should be prepared for extensive field exercises (some at night) and practical application of these techniques. Class schedule: Day 1: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Day 2: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m., Day 3: 8 a.m. - 12 noon. Each student must have a bicycle, toe-clip pedals, water bottle, helmet, gloves, duty gear, handcuffs, and service weapon along with 50 rounds of ammo; eye protection is optional. Each department should furnish at least one inner tube repair kit. Students should wear seasonal clothing and be prepared to train rain or shine, hot or cold. 24 Credit Hours
  • Drug And Criminal Interdiction - Basic
    This course covers legal and practical aspects of drug interdiction operations. Legal aspects will include consent searches, abandoned property, search warrants, reasonable suspicion, probable cause issues, and a review of some relevant court decisions concerning train, airport, and parcel interdiction operations. Practical exercises will focus on approaches and anticipatory search warrants for controlled deliveries of parcels. 16 Credit Hours
  • Large Motor Vehicle Stops - Basic
    This course will cover the proper techniques of making safe vehicle stops involving large commercial motor vehicles. 8 Credit Hours
  • Traffic Accident Reports - Basic
    This course is designed for the new and seasoned officer who will be working in traffic enforcement. The course consists of eight hours of lecture and demonstration and eight hours of practicals including completing traffic accident reports and narratives. 16 Credit Hours
  • Precision Driving - Basic
    This course is designed to provide officers with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the tasks associated with driving law enforcement vehicles. Students will be instructed in five areas of law enforcement driving: legal consideration, basic driving skills, vehicle dynamics, emergency response driving, and pursuit driving. The purpose of this course and the practical exercises are to develop and instill proper driving attitudes and skills. Officers will need a patrol vehicle to participate in this class. Training takes place during day and evening hours throughout the week. 44 Credit Hours
  • Traffic Accident Reconstruction - Advanced
    This course is designed to teach the traffic accident investigator the principles and concepts necessary for reconstruction of a traffic accident. A certified accident reconstructionist is used to teach this course. Students must satisfactorily complete both the Intermediate Traffic Accident Investigation and Advanced Traffic Accident Investigation courses before enrolling in this class. 80 Credit Hours
  • Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Awareness - Basic
    This course will help the law enforcement officer become more familiar with commercial motor vehicles, explain DMV Enforcement's role, identify specific commercial motor vehicle defects, and identify general statutes that can be used by all agencies to cite for equipment defects. 8 Credit Hours
  • Mobile Video For Law Enforcement - Basic
    This course will focus on the history and use of mobile video cameras as used in patrol vehicles. The instructor will present recommended guidelines and procedures for utilizing the mobile video camera in a lawful and effective manner. Participants may choose to bring their department's mobile video equipment and operating manuals if available but this is not a requirement. 8 Credit Hours
  • Traffic Accident Investigation - Intermediate
    This class covers post-BLET at-scene accident investigation techniques including speed from skid, drag factor and use of several mathematical formulas. This course is required to attend Advanced Traffic Accident Investigation, which is offered in conjunction with Accident Reconstruction in a three-course sequence. Students will need a Northwestern Traffic Institute Template (available from Lawman?s Supply), a hand-held calculator with square root function, and a compass. 40 Credit Hours
  • Child Safety Restraints - Basic
    The intent of this course is to discuss ways to avoid preventable deaths and injuries through the proper use of motor vehicle child safety restraint systems. With this knowledge officers will be prepared to assist the public in proper installation and use of the system as well as educating the public to the benefits to be derived from proper usage. 16 Credit Hours
  • High Risk Vehicle Stops - Basic
    This course presents the participant with aspects of unknown and high-risk vehicle stops and methods for minimizing injury to the officer and individuals in stopped vehicles. Training will focus on officer survival during passenger vehicle stops, vans, and trucks. Students should bring duty belts and flashlights with them to class. 16 Credit Hours
  • Defensive And Pursuit Driving For Law Enforcement - Basic
    This course is designed to provide officers with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the tasks associated with driving law enforcement vehicles. Students will be instructed in five areas of law enforcement driving: legal consideration, basic driving skills, vehicle dynamics, emergency response driving and pursuit driving. The purpose of this course and the practical exercises are to develop and instill proper driving attitudes and skills. Officers will need a patrol vehicle to participate in this class. Training takes place during day and evening hours throughout the week. 40 Credit Hours