Title Description Start Date End Date
DWI Detection & SFST 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. Practical exercises and controlled drinking exercises take place during the afternoon and evening hours of the class. 06/28/2022 06/30/2022
DWI Case Prep This course is designed to acquaint the student with the skills necessary to prepare a well documented DWI case so that it may later lead to successful prosecution. 07/12/2022 07/13/2022
Drug Enforcement for Patrol Officers 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. 07/19/2022 07/21/2022
Search Warrant Prep This course will provide the skills necessary to conduct enforcement activities associated with search warrants, and to prepare such warrants. 07/25/2022 07/26/2022
Canine Law This course is designed to expose students to the legal issues involved with the use of canines. At the end of the course, the student will: understand the law of force, including deadly force; comprehend the legal issues facing canine officers; be able to discuss constitutional issues commonly arising withthe use of canines and discuss ways to limit civil liability, including qualified immunity. 07/27/2022 07/27/2022
Grant Writing Grant funding can make a big difference in law enforcement budgets. This course will provide tips and assistance for locating and successfully completing grants for law enforcement. 07/28/2022 07/28/2022
School Resource Officer Training This course meets the NC Justice Academy requirements for SRO certification. This course will present students with guidelines on operating as a school resource officer as it relates to the fourth amendment and other legal issues concernig juveniles and law enforcement. 08/01/2022 08/05/2022
Police Law Institute (PLI) 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 nontestimonial 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 nontestimonial orders and successfully attain a required score on a written examination administered by personnel rom the North Carolina Justice Academy. Students are required to have the most recent copy of the textbook "Arrest Search and Investigation in North Carolina " written by Robert Farb, and supplemental books, available from the NCJA Bookstore, Telephone 910-926-6099. Reading and other assignments will need to be completed in the student's evening hours. 08/01/2022 08/12/2022
Latent Fingerprint Comparison This course will expose the student to the basics of friction ridge skin comparison and identification principles and techniques. The student will learn the ACE-V methodology of fingerprint comparisons and the accepted practices within the science of fingerprints. Heavy emphasis is placed on practical exercises. Students will need a fingerprint magnifier and pointers for class. 08/01/2022 08/05/2022
Effective Report Writing Report writing is one of the most important functions of a law enforcement officer. Reports are reviewed by prosecutors, attorneys, judges, insurance companies and the public. It is important to be concise and clear when writing all reports. This course will teach the proper structure and organization of a report as well as how to avoid some of the most common errors when report writing. 08/09/2022 08/09/2022
Opioid Overdose/Homicide Investigation The course will cover the following teaching points: • It identify the various ways that heroin investigations are initiated from a patrol officer’s prospective to a seasoned investigator. Again, this class was built on the basis that everyone that attends, regardless of tenure will gain something from it. • We will discuss investigative and prosecutorial hurdles to heroin investigations from a narcotics related standpoint and the fundamental basics to conducting a heroin investigation. While this is a heroin overdose investigation it was designed to all build upon itself and incorporate as many investigative techniques as possible to include narcotic investigations. • We will discuss some of the responsibilities of patrol officer’s initial response to an overdose call. What should be done from a patrol officer’s perspective and more importantly what should not be done. • We will discuss proper crime scene processing techniques. The legalities surrounding obtaining a search warrant or seeking consent, and identifying follow up factors. • We will discuss in depth the federal and state laws that are utilized to prosecute heroin overdoses. We also will examine the pros and cons of both the state and federal system. During this portion we normally have speakers from the United States Attorney’s Office come and discuss how the law is applicable in certain situations and create a Q&A session for the students to engage in the prosecutors. • We will discuss cell phone perseveration, exploitation, and analyzing of records along with certain social media platforms along with identify the limitations of each respective data set. • We will discuss proper strategies of how to interact with the families of victims. • We will discuss case preparation, presentation, and follow through of the investigation. • The class if typically finished off with a case study of US v. Walston along with a Q&A between the instructors and students. 08/10/2022 08/11/2022
Cell Phone Analysis In this three day 20 hour course, officers will be exposed to the basic knowledge of social media and cellular information and records and how those records can be obtained and used as part of a criminal investigation. The course will further cover such topics as basic cellular theory and function, how to properly and legally obtain cellular and social media records, examination and exploitation of call details records, cellular mapping techniques, NC electronic surveillance laws, pen registers, global positioning, call records research, and the use of electronic surveillance as part of fugitive operations. 08/15/2022 08/17/2022
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (A.R.I.D.E.) This course will train law enforcement officers to observe, identify and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol, or combination of both, in order to reduce the number of impaired driving incidents as well as crashes which result in serious injuries and fatalities. 08/15/2022 08/16/2022
Tactical Bus Assaults This course is designed to assist the operators on how to gather specific intelligence on a bus during a critical incident. It prepares the operator on many options in reference to shutting the bus down, breeching windows, breeching doors, and approaches from many angles. Boarding the target during an assault and many techniques on securing occupants on the bus along with a variety of responsibilities from team members will be covered. This is an intense two day course tha will make the operator think and work in a team concept. This is not a course where you will just un on the bus screaming with your hair on fire. We will cover techniques on conducting a rescue under control with sufficient man power. A great deal of focus will be placed on safety, wspeed and element of surprise. SIMS will also be implemented into this training during scenarios. In orde rto know that it works it must be tested. This is a basic course but a great course for understanding the basic fundamental of bus assault/rescues. Each operator will be tested both physically and mentally during this course. (Equipment list: eye protection, hearing protection, duty handgun, duty web gear, SIMS handgun if available, 100 rounds of SIMS ammo if available, 1 flash bang if available, BDU style pants, ballistic vest, helmet, gas mask with filter, boots, plenty of water, baseball style hats and lesson plan.) 08/15/2022 08/17/2022
Basic Tactical Shield This course highlights the use 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 users 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 rounds of ammo, duty belt, eye and ear protection, helmet, ballistic vest and body armor, tactical gear is optional. 08/18/2022 08/19/2022
Radar Operator Re-certification 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 0800 hours for the start of class. Students must have a current Radar Operator Manual and Supplement at the start of class and a vehicle equipped with a radar unit. Officers field testing on units equipped with front and rear antenna must be prepared to test on full operation of the unit. Agencies can contact the Justice Academy Bookstore (910-926-6099) to obtain necessary copies of the current Radar Operator Manual and Supplement. Recertification is required to maintain operator status. 08/22/2022 08/23/2022
Crime Scene Management This course is designed to familiarize law enforcement personnel with basic fundamentals of photography, conducting a crime scene search, as well as recognizing, collecting, and preserving physical evidence. 08/29/2022 08/31/2022
Community Policing This course will cover the following subject matter: Overview the history of Community Policing, Identifying Today's Policing Challenges, Police Strategies, Problem Solving with SARA, Relationship between social disorder and community engagement, steps law enforcement agencies can take to improve citizen satisfaction. 08/31/2022 08/31/2022
DWI Detection & SFST 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. Practical exercises and controlled drinking exercises take place during the afternoon and evening hours of the class. 09/06/2022 09/08/2022
First Line Supervision 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. Students will need a 3-ring binder to collect lesson plans and handouts through out the week. 09/12/2022 09/16/2022
Academic Checklist Prep for CJ Instructor Training This course is designed to prepare Criminal Justice Instructors with the tool to navigate MS Word and to prepare PowerPoints for the CJ Instructor Training Course. This course is mandatory for all students taking the General Instructor class. 09/19/2022 09/19/2022
Narcotic Covert Surveillance This is an advanced law enforcement course which serves as an introduction to concepts and techniques of covert surveillance and undercover operations. Students will participate in actual surveillance of role players during the training. 09/19/2022 09/23/2022
Criminal Justice Instructor Training 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 require to research, develop, and deliver an 70 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. 09/20/2022 10/07/2022
Advanced S.W.A.T. This is the Advanced S.W.A.T. course that will cover every area of tactics for a basic operator. This will be an intense course that will be physically and mentally demanding. Some of the taactical areas taat will be covered is an overview of S.W.A.T. physical fitness for the S.W.A.T. operator, CBQ Thresh hold evaluation, tactical dynamic and static room clearing, combative fighting for close quarters with and without weapons, tactical firearms (handguns, rifles, submachine gun), ballistic shields, down man rescue, entry drills, dry/live fire, vehicle takedowns, legal issues for S.W.A.T. operators, S.W.A.T. callouts during night operations dry/live fire evolutions, use of tactical Robot, SIMS evolutions and several more intense block of instructions. Equipment needed: 1. Duty handgun and holster; 2. If available duty rifle, submachine gun; 3. Gas mask mandatory with filter; 4. Tactical entry and protective kit including helmet (TACTICAL GEAR); 5. If available elbow and knee pads; 6. 1 of each - smoke, gas CN or CS and flash bang; 7. Ammo - handgun - 450 rounds; 8. Ammo - submachine gun - 350 rounds; 10. Flashlight/secondary light; 11. Ballistic shield; 12. Rap around eye protection, hearing protection is mandatory; 13. Ballistic vest or tactical ves is mandatory (helmet); 14. Recommend gloves, boots, baseball style hat, BDU style pants; 15. Plenty of water; 16. Outlines are mandatory - will be handed out in classroom or on college website; 17. SIMS handgun 9mm, 50 rounds or SIMS if available. 09/26/2022 09/30/2022
Basic Interview and Interrogation 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. 10/10/2022 10/14/2022
Radar Operator Certification 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 0800 hours for the start of class. Students must have a current Radar Operator Manual and Supplement at the start of class and a vehicle equipped with a radar unit. Officers field testing on units equipped with front and rear antenna must be prepared to test on full operation of the unit. Agencies can contact the Justice Academy Bookstore (910-926-6099) to obtain necessary copies of the current Radar Operator Manual and Supplement. Recertification is required to maintain operator status. 10/10/2022 10/14/2022
Fugitive Apprehension This course is designed to expand upon the knowledge and skills that officers will need to safely and effectively locate and apprehend violent offenders. The course will place focus on all aspects of apprehensiion from time warrant issued until the offender is secured. 10/24/2022 10/28/2022
Case Management This course will provide law enforcement officers with the skills to; construct a case file, demonstrate how to take proper case notes, explain how to take proper statements, demonstrate how to properly document document evidence obtained during an investigation, demonstrate how to write a case summary and identify what is needed in a District Report. 11/01/2022 11/01/2022
Basic Narcotics 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 co-operations, practical applications of Federal and State asset forfeiture statutes and methods of drug interdiction. 11/14/2022 11/18/2022
Police Law Institute 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 nontestimonial 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 nontestimonial orders and successfully attain a required score on a written examination administered by personnel rom the North Carolina Justice Academy. Students are required to have the most recent copy of the textbook "Arrest Search and Investigation in North Carolina " written by Robert Farb, and supplemental books, available from the NCJA Bookstore, Telephone 910-926-6099. Reading and other assignments will need to be completed in the student's evening hours. 11/28/2022 12/09/2022
Basic Criminal Investigation 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. If departments will allow it, students should bring an open criminal investigation case file to class. 11/28/2022 12/02/2022
DWI Detection & SFST 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. Practical exercises and controlled drinking exercises take place during the afternoon and evening hours of the class. 12/13/2022 12/15/2022

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