Course Descriptions

Arresting the Non-Compliant Suspect

This course presents officers techniques of control, takedowns and handcuffing when arresting non-compliant suspects. The course also includes de-escalation tactics, laws and court rulings concerning the use of force. Officers will learn types of subject resistance and officer control and verbal/nonverbal cues leading to subject resistance and attacks.

Basic Investigations Class

This course prepares the student for a transition from a traditional patrol function to an investigative position.  This is also appropriate for agencies where the patrol officer is also responsible for investigative duties.  From the initial response to prosecution, students will learn a wide range of investigative functions.  Some of the topics include basic information on preparation of subpoenas, court orders and search warrants, interview procedures, collection and preservation of evidence, case preparation techniques, developing investigative leads, and procedures for investigating specific crimes such as narcotics, property crimes, and child abuse.  The student will become familiar with multiple sources of evidence, and how to identify and complete basic crime scene documentation.

Being Prepared for the Day, Surviving a Deadly Force Encounter

Being in an Officer-involved shooting or critical incident produces uncertainties, stress, and fears of what will happen next. Undue anxiety can develop within both personal and professional relationships and effect job performance and home life. This 24-hour class is for the officer who wants to better understand the dynamics of a deadly force shooting and to prepare themselves for The Day.

Being Prepared For The Day offers an in-depth analysis of what occurs during and after an officer-involved shooting along with information to better prepare you before the incident can happen.

This class utilizes personal interviews with more than sixty officers who have used deadly force or were partner officers, their spouses and significant others, criminal investigators, prosecutors, police administrators, defense attorneys, medical professionals, law enforcement trainers and media persons.

Burglary and Property Crimes Investigation

Provides the investigator with advanced and proven methods of investigating residential and property crimes.  Practical exercises will be conducted.

Close Quarter Control: SCAT Advanced Training: One-Day Class

This class is designed to give officers a chance to explore dynamic but natural responses to close-quarter attacks. Officers will learn tactics that will allow them to stop, intercept or counter the attack through recognizing the assailant's pre-assault cues.

Community Oriented Policing

The one-day Community Oriented Policing class is an interactive class that teaches the student about the history of COP, benefits of COP, and how to create and implement a COP class.  Additionally, the class reviews the problem oriented policing approach with realistic examples that incorporate the SARA Model and the Crime Triangle Model.  As the view of policing becomes more service oriented, the use of COP is a priceless tool that illustrates the partnership between law enforcement and the community.

Crime Scene for Patrol

This course is a refresher for the patrol officer on basic crime scene investigations.  Topics include crime scene security, basic crime scene photography, a basic crime scene kit, packing evidence, cross contamination, and chain of custody.  The course will also touch on lab submissions, crime scene processing such as latent prints, DNA, trace evidence, and GSRs.  Lastly, the class will briefly cover testifying in court on crime scene actions.

Detention Officer Certification Course (DOCC)

This certification-related Detention Officer Certification Course (DOCC) is offered under guidelines and requirements as set forth by North Carolina Sheriffs' Education and Training Standards Commission. Trainees must successfully pass State administered exam as well as demonstrate competency in all skill areas in order to be eligible for certification as a detention officer. Lecture, demonstrations and practical exercises are primary methods of instruction. 

Field Training Officer (FTO)

This course is designed to provide the trainee with the skills and knowledge to perform in the capacity of Field Training Officer (FTO). This course is the NCJA FTO course.


This certification-related course is designed to provide criminal justice officers with a fundamental background in the instruction of other criminal justice personnel. This course and the associated state certification are required for all instructors conducting any training mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission or the North Carolina Sheriffs' Education and Training Standards Commission.

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)

NAEMT’s TECC teaches EMS practitioners and other prehospital providers how to respond to and care for patients in a civilian tactical environment.  The course covers three phases of tactical care in the following situations: casualty drags, carries, assists, tourniquets, tourniquet optimization, junctional tourniquets, wound packing, compression dressing, airway management, and chest seals/needle decompression (NDC).