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 Bryan Christy at (828) 448-3138 or at bchristy@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.


First Line Supervision (FLS)

Date: April 8 – April 12. 2024 
Location: Carr Hall – Room #112
Instructor: Matthew Sweet, NCJA  

Who Should Attend:

New supervisors and supervisors who have not received formal supervisory training.

Course Objectives:

The student will be able to:
– 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.

Resources Required:

Attendance is required at all class sessions. Students must attain an average of 70% across course examinations. They must also successfully perform in supervising for results skill practices.

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Telecommunicator Certification Course

Presented by: TCC Staff
Date: April 28 & May 4, 2024
Location: Moore Hall – Roon 213

Who Should Attend:

All telecommunicators (Sheriffs’, Police, Emergency Service Centers, Highway Patrol, etc.) who are employed by or sponsored by an emergency service center.  All persons who are employed as telecommunicators under the direct supervision of a sheriff’s office are required by the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission to enroll and successfully complete this course.

Course Goal:

To present the basic standard operating procedures for telecommunicators and to develop the role and responsibilities of the emergency service telecommunicator.

Course Objectives:

The student will be able to:
– Define the role and explain the characteristics of the professional telecommunicator; stress and the telecommunicator; and the telecommunicator’s code of ethics.
– Identify and demonstrate the general operation of the major equipment components of a modern telecommunications service center.
– List and identify the major information resources available to assist in the practice of telecommunications.
– Differentiate between the organization, general operational practices, terminology and common service requests associated with law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services, and the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management.
– Identify, explain and demonstrate common call reception, prioritization and resource allocation practices associated with everyday telecommunications.
– Identify and explain the aspects of civil liability for the professional telecommunicator.
– Identify, explain and demonstrate basic radio broadcast techniques associated with emergency telecommunications.
– Demonstrate basic telecommunications training skills in a structured telecommunications training practicum.

Methodologies:

The course employs lecture, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises.

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Law Enforcement In-Service Training Info Request

For continuing education for law enforcement officers