Law Enforcement In-Service Training

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Western Piedmont Community College provides in-service training opportunities for current law enforcement officers and Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) for individuals interested in a career in law enforcement.


Basic Law Enforcement Training

Learn more about WPCC’s Basic Law Enforcement Training program.

In-Service Training

To register for an in-service training course, you must download, complete, and submit the Law Enforcement Training Center Registration Form back to WPCC. The form is available by clicking the button under each course description in the calendar below, and instructions on how to submit the registration are included with the download. You must complete a registration form when you sign up for each class. Multiple officers from a law enforcement agency may register on one form. To view course descriptions and access the registration form, click the date or course name in the calendar. For more information, please contact Robin Nutt at (828) 448-3135 or at

Class Offerings

Here are the scheduled law enforcement in-service training classes currently being offered by WPCC. To register, click or tap the ”Register for This Class” button underneath the description.

If you would prefer a course listing in a calendar format, you can access it here.

Legal Updates

Date: April 25, 2017
Time: 0800-1200 (4 Hours) & 1300-1700 (4 Hours)
(Class is done in two 4-hour sessions. Officers only need to register for one session)
Location: Foothills Higher Education Center, Room 163
Instructor: Major Police Attorney Bob Thomas

Course Description:

An update to inform officers of current changes in North Carolina General Statutes. This course will satisfy the North Carolina State mandatory In-Service training requirements for Legal Updates.

Bob Thomas is the founding partner of the Thomas & Means Law Firm in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is an author, consultant, teacher, and advisor to law enforcement officials, agencies, and organizations nationwide. He is a certified instructor for the NC Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission.

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Advanced Homicide Investigation

Date: May 15-19, 2017
Time: 0800-1700 (40 Hours)
Location: Moore Hall – Room 15
Instructor: Sergeant Miguel Santiago and Detective Terry Brandon

Course Description:

The study of responding to different types of death and homicide investigations, analyzing evidence found at the crime scene, investigative techniques of interview and interrogation, interpreting wounds and injuries, and legal rights are the emphasis of this course. Classroom instruction will be lecture style using PowerPoint presentations. Hands-on training conducted in an indoor or outdoor field environment. Students will be provided a handbook on the Intermediate Homicide Investigation Course. Dress for inclement weather is required.

Course objectives in-classroom (16 hours): Altercation Homicides, Cold Case, Delayed Murder, Drug Related Murders, In-Custody Death, Court Decisions for Homicide Detectives, Mass Disasters, Natural Deaths, ,Officer Involved Shooting, After the Shooting: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Robbery Homicides, Search Warrants, SIDS – Infant Death, Suicide by Cop, Multiple Crime Scene Management.

Course objectives Hands-on training (24 hours): SIDS-Infant Death, Officer Involved Shooting, In-Custody Death Investigation, Multiple Crime Scenes, Case Study.


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Radar/Lidar Operator Re-Certification

Date: August 3-4, 2017
Time: 0800-1700 (16 Hours)
Location: Moore Hall – Room 15
Instructor: Major Billy R. Bradshaw

Course Description:

Radar/Lidar Operator Re-Certification maintains and enhances the skills necessary to operate radar speed measuring instruments. The trainee’s agency must provide a vehicle and radar(s) for practice and testing.


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Radar Operator Certification

Date: October 2-6, 2017
Time: 0800-1700 (40 Hours)
Location: Moore Hall – Room 15
Instructor: Major Billy R. Bradshaw

Course Description:

This is a commission-mandated course governed by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.  This forty–hour (40) course of instruction is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to proficiently perform those tasks essential to function as a radar operator.

  • Attendance in all class sessions required
  • Officers must pass written state examination with a passing score of 70%.
  • Officers must pass skills performance test with 100% competency.
  • Trainee’s agency must provide a vehicle and radar(s) for practice and testing.


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