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.

Verbal De-Escalation

Date: April 16 or April 17, 2020 (choose one day)
Time: 0800-1700 (8 hours)
Location: Carr Hall 112
Instructor: Chief Harry Dolan

Course Description:

Provides public safety professionals with time-tested communications skills proven to help de-escalate volatile situations, safeguard fellow officers’ emotional and professional well-being, and significantly enhance the agency’s professional image.


  • Improve public safety professionals’ verbal communication skills
  • Learn proven verbal abuse deflection and redirection techniques
  • Develop techniques to help safeguard team members’ emotional and physical well-being
  • Defuse potentially volatile verbal encounters
  • Avoid the “Rope-A-Dope Syndrome”
  • Increase citizen compliance with lawful directives
  • Raise organizational morale and reduce complaints
  • Manage your verbal triggers and sidestep the ”Niagara Falls Walk”
  • Significantly enhance the agency’s image throughout the commiunity
  • Reduce legal liability
  • Practice ”Verbal Contact & Cover” principles
  • Apply the FAA’s “Sterile Cockpit Rule” on duty
  • tUnderstand the importance of “Chief Dolan’s 24 Hour Rule” as a key component of communication success


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