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.


Detention Officers Certification Course

Date: August 3 – September 1, 2020
Time: 0800-1800 (176 Hours)
Location: Moore Hall 106
Instructor: Steve Warren and Staff

Course Description:

This course has been developed by the N. C. Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission as a means of training people to function as an inexperienced detention officer upon your successful completion of the course.

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Standardized Field Sobriety

Date: September 28-30, 2020
Time: 0800-1700 (24 Hours)
Location: Moore Hall 106 & Morganton Public Safety Headquarters
Instructor: PSO 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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Police Law Institute (PLI)

Date: October 5-15, 2020
Time: 0800-1700 (all days except October 15, 0800-1200)
Location: Moore Hall 106
Instructor: Andrew Tammer, Esq.

Course Description:

The course is to provide the skills necessary to conduct enforcement activities associated with search warrants, warrantless searches, interviews, eyewitness identifications and to avoid liability while conducting such activities. Fee is waived for all law enforcement; however each officer must have a laptop; the Arrest, Search and Investigation 5th Edition by Robert L. Farb and the latest supplement; and the PLI “Red” and Green” books. (NOTE: These materials are REQUIRED) Our bookstore at Western Piedmont Community College can order the materials for the officers and your department can be invoiced. Please call 828-448-3135 for more information.

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