Law Enforcement

Please refer to the current Continuing Education Schedule of Classes for upcoming dates and times.

If you do not see the class you need or to arrange any law enforcement Continuing Education training for your police officers, sheriff’s department, or military police, please contact:

Paul Buchanan
Law Enforcement Training Liaison
Division of Continuing Education
(910) 938-6143
buchananp@coastalcarolina.edu

Mandated Certification Course

Detention Officer Certification Training

This course is offered under guidelines and requirements as set forth by North Carolina Sheriffs Education and Training Standards Commission. Properly certified State instructors are used in all topic areas. Trainees must successfully pass State administered exam as well as demonstrate competency in all skill areas in order to be eligible for certification as a detention officer. Lecture, demonstrations, and practical exercises are primary methods of instruction.

Recommended Hours: 162
Maximum Hours: 194

Firearms In-Service Training & Qualification

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to make informed judgments with regard to the use of deadly force, to safely handle all types of firearms which may be assigned to them in their line of work, and to deliver accurate fire from a variety of combat positions. Upon successful completion students will show the ability to fire the weapon(s) assigned to them from a variety of distances and positions in attaining a qualifying score of no less than 70%. Students will also show competency in the operation and maintenance of their assigned weapons.

Recommended Hours: 12
Maximum Hours: 14

Firearms Situational Shooting

This course is annual qualification for firearms for law enforcement sworn personnel. The course includes, but is not limited to, discussion on use of force, a review of North Carolina General Statutes regarding the use of force, use of firearms and some tactical training, and/or use of a firearms simulator.

Recommended Hours: 10
Maximum Hours: 12

Instructor Training General Certification Course

This course is designed to provide law enforcement officers with a fundamental background in the instruction of other law enforcement personnel. Successful completion of this course allows students to apply to the Criminal Justice Training and Standards Division for certification as a law enforcement instructor. This certification allows an instructor to teach many of the blocks of instruction offered in basic law enforcement training in addition to various in-service classes offered both in-house (police/sheriff’s departments) and the community college system. Each trainee is required to research, develop, and deliver an 80-minute lesson plan as part of meeting the course requirements. Trainees must successfully pass a State administered written exam as well as demonstrate competency in all skill areas in order to be eligible for certification as a criminal justice instructor. Trainees must meet State established prerequisites for admission to the course.

Recommended Hours: 80
Maximum Hours: 96

Juvenile/Cultural Sensitivity Training

This course is designed to present required training to law enforcement officers in understanding effective ways to work with juveniles and individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Course topics will focus on both cultural diversity and the dynamics present in dealing with members of varied ethnic, cultural, and national backgrounds.

Recommended Hours: 10
Maximum Hours: 12

Online Mandated In-Service Training

This course is designed to provide training in all topics that are mandated by a North Carolina accrediting commission or agency of state or federal government for continuing certification as a criminal justice officer. Course topics must be consistent with the current law and the NC Administrative Code and may include annual in-service training for law enforcement officers, firearms training and qualification, legal update, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, juvenile minority sensitivity, and ethical awareness.

Recommended Hours: 24
Maximum Hours: 29

Radar Operator Certification Training

This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills used by criminal justice personnel who are authorized to use radar equipment used by their departments. Lecture, demonstration, and practical field exercises are the principal methods of instruction. Employment in the field of criminal justice and authorization of the department are prerequisites for enrollment in this course.

Recommended Hours: 40
Maximum Hours: 48

Radar Operators Re-Certification Training

This course is designed to re-certify Radar Operators in the use of radar equipment used by their agencies. The principal methods of instruction are lecture and demonstration. Current certification as probationary or general status as a law enforcement officer and certification as a radar operator within the three years preceding the completion of this course are pre-requisites for enrollment. Course includes field practice and testing, both written and practical.

Recommended Hours: 16
Maximum Hours: 19

Radar TD/SMI Operator Certification Training

This course is designed to provide the training and skills necessary to perform those tasks essential to function as a radar and time distance speed measurement instrument operator.

Recommended Hours: 48
Maximum Hours: 58

Radar TD/SMI Re-Certification Training

This course is designed to renew and confirm knowledge and skills necessary to perform those tasks essential to function as a radar and time distance speed measurement operator.

Recommended Hours: 16
Maximum Hours: 19

SMI Operator Supplemental Training

Demonstration of familiarization of SMI to include the function and operating procedures of the additional speed measuring instruments for which the officer desires certification is required in this course.

Recommended Hours: 16
Maximum Hours: 19

Non-Mandated Law Enforcement Courses

  • Animal Handling & Control
  • Communications
  • Community Relations
  • Correction Specific Operations
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Crime Scene Technician
  • Domestic Preparedness
  • Emergency Response Preparedness
  • Instructor Development
  • Law, Liability, & Ethics
  • Personnel Development
  • Search & Rescue Fundamentals
  • Security & Enforcement Training
  • Sheriff’s Specific Operations
  • Supervision & Management
  • Tactical Operations
  • Traffic Patrol Operations/Highway Interdiction