Law Enforcement In-Service Training

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.

Field Training Officer

Date: March 13 – March 17, 2023 
Location: Main Campus, Moore Hall Room 216
Instructor: Jeremy Wendt

Course Description:

Upon completing this course, the student will be able to:
–  Explain the history and significant components of the San Jose Field Training Officer Model and the Police Training Officer Model programs.
– Identify techniques to improve the FTO’s interpersonal communication and report writing skills, use of leadership styles, ethical standards, and actions that avoid civil liability while training.
– Describe the roles and responsibilities of the field training officer, including the techniques for teaching adults, and engaging students with problem-based scenarios.
– Observe, evaluate and document a trainee’s field performance while providing constructive feedback to improve trainee performance.
– Identify and apply effective remedial training strategies to improve trainee performance.
– Identify situations that contribute to felony assaults and accidental deaths suffered by law enforcement officers.

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NCDOT BeRailSafe

Date: March 28, 2023 from 9 AM – 1 PM or March 29, 2023 from 3 PM – 7 PM 
Location: Moore Hall, Room 216
Instructor: Roger Smock & Forrest Earley


BeRailSafe provides free rail-safety emergency response training to police, fire and 911 dispatchers.

Sessions are specialized for each group of first responders and include comprehensive class materials as well as a review of rail response materials, such as crash reports, and quick reference guides that include:

  • How to properly fill out forms
  • How to identify hazardous materials that a train might be carrying
  • How to building an evacuation plan that accommodates for a possible rail emergency
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NCJA School Resource Officer Certification

Date: June 12 – June 16, 2023
Time: 0800 – 1700 (40 Hours)
Location: Jim Burnette Hall, Room 160
Instructor: Mike Ollis

Course Goal:

To provide the participant with the history, philosophy and basic skills necessary to serve as a School Resource Officer.  Participants will receive instruction in school-based law, ways to handle exceptional students, and classroom instruction techniques.

Course Objectives:

  • Define “School Resource Officer” and discuss the history and concepts associated with the School Resource Officer program.
  • Identify and analyze legal concepts applicable to the authority of the SRO in investigating crimes.
  • Discuss the aspects of the educational system including techniques to correctly address students in a classroom setting.
  • Define the term “gang” and identify methods to reduce gang-related activity.
  • Recognize and compare disabilities covered under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
  • Identify risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among juvenile.
  • Demonstrate the ability to respond and engage in various role-play exercises properly.
  • Discuss strategies available to reduce the risk of violence and crime on school campuses including response to critical incidents.

Prepare and present a presentation designed for grade school students in a practical exercise.

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Crisis Intervention

Date: June 12 – June 14, 2023
Time: 0800 – 1700 (40 Hours)
Location: Foothills Higher Education Center, Room 211
Instructor: Eric Connor

Course Description:

The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program is a community partnership of law enforcement, mental health and addiction professionals, individuals who live with mental illness and/or addiction disorders, their families and other advocates. It is an innovative first-responder model of police-based crisis intervention training to help persons with mental disorders and/or addictions access medical treatment rather than place them in the criminal justice system due to illness related behaviors.   It also promotes officer safety and the safety of the individual in crisis.

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Officer Safety Readiness Training

Date: June 19 – June 23, 2023
Time: 0800 – 1700 (40 Hours)
Location: Jim Burnette Hall, Room 160
Instructor: Daniel Grosse


The student will be able to demonstrate techniques to safely accomplish the following tasks:

  • Tactical handcuffing and ground fighting.
  • Utilize proper contact/cover tactical skills.
  • Safely conduct known risk vehicle stops.
  • Utilize skills developed to safely conduct building searches.
  • Respond to and safely defuse domestic violence calls.

Course Requirements:

Attendance is required at all class sessions. Students will be required to successfully complete all practical exercises and instructor evaluations. Students will be given a final exam on the last day of class. All students must pass the final exam with a minimum score of 75%.

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First Line Supervision

Date: August 7 – August 11, 2023 
Location: Moore Hall – Room 216
Instructor: Matthew Sweet

Course Goal:

To provide the participant with the history, philosophy and basic skills necessary to serve as a School Resource Officer.  Participants will receive instruction in school-based law, ways to handle exceptional students, and classroom instruction techniques.

Course Objectives:

  • Avoid liability problems arising from employment practices and field operations.
  • Identify misconduct and corruption and be able to use appropriate techniques to prevent   them.
  • Determine and utilize motivational incentives to improve or cause high performance.
  • Lead groups in consensus decision making and creative problem solving.
  • Promote ethical practices in law enforcement and create a professional law enforcement culture.
  •  Complete and receive results from a personality inventory.
  •  Lead others through concepts of empowerment and transformation.
  • Demonstrate supervising for results skills dealing with work performance and work habit problems.
  • Utilize identified competencies of a leader to address factors in high performance by employees.
  • Utilize at least three different techniques to forecast the future.
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