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 rnutt@wpcc.edu.

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.


Basic Street Gang Investigations

Date: October 1-3, 2018
Time: 0800-1700 (24 Hours)
Location: Foothills Higher Education Center, Room 163
Instructor: Trooper Greg Gentieu

Course Description:

This training will provide basic, entry-level training to newly assigned to work with street gangs. Officers, Investigators, Detectives or Agents that have limited experience, but little formal training in street gang investigations. Course Topics Include:Gangs 101
  • NC Gang Overview
  • Gang Intelligence
  • Interviewing Gang Members
  • Gangs and the Internet
  • Gang Suppression
  • Gang Investigations

 

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Police Civil Liability: Dangerous Crossroads Ahead

Date: October 24, 2018
Time: 0800-1200 (4 Hours)
Location: Leviton Auditorium – Moore Hall
Instructor: Scott MacLatchie

Course Description:

Officers in the field are increasingly encountering citizens boldly asserting what they think are constitutional rights guaranteed by the First and Fourth Amendments.  This course examines the crossroads where these two constitutional principles intersect, and provides practical tips for dealing with people who may be legitimately exercising constitutional rights, and others who are actively trying to bait officers into overreaction.  Topics to be explored include refusal to identify, refusal to answer questions, dealing with bystanders, profanity towards officers, filming of police activity, related officer safety concerns, weapons pat downs, and the seizure of cameras or cell phones that have recorded police activity.

 

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Standardized Field Sobriety Training

Date: October 29-31, 2018
Time: 0800-1700 (24 Hours)
Location: Morganton Department of Public Safety, 203 College Street
Instructor: Officer Joseph Beaver

Course Description:

To train officers to better detect DWI violations and therefore reduce the number of accidents, deaths and injuries caused by impaired drivers.

Special Concern: One evening session is scheduled during the three days.

 

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Interview and Interrogation

Date: December 3-7, 2018
Time: 0800-1700 (40 Hours)
Location: Moore Hall – Room 15
Instructor: Mr. John Bowden

Course Description:

This is a 40-hour course designed for street officer or investigators interested in improving their interview and interrogation skills.  It will demonstrate techniques to improve the quality and quantity of information gathered during routine interviews, as well as, increases the number of confessions during interrogations.

The instructor is John Bowden, a 21-year veteran law enforcement officer and recognized expert in the field of police report writing. He is the author of two books, Report Writing for Law Enforcement and A Police Guide to Interviews and Interrogations.

 

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Radar Operator Certification

Date: May 6-10, 2019
Time: 0800-1700 (40 Hours)
Location: Moore Hall – M15
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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Radar Operator Re-Certification

Date: March 7-8, 2019
Time: 0800-1700 (16 Hours)
Location: Moore Hall – M15
Instructor: Major Billy R. Bradshaw

Course Description:

To maintain and enhance the skills necessary to operate radar speed measuring instruments. Trainee’s agency must provide a vehicle and radar(s) for practice and testing.

 

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Radar Operator Re-Certification

Date: September 12-13, 2019
Time: 0800-1700 (16 Hours)
Location: Moore Hall – M15
Instructor: Major Billy R. Bradshaw

Course Description:

To maintain and enhance the skills necessary to operate radar speed measuring instruments. Trainee’s agency must provide a vehicle and radar(s) for practice and testing.

 

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