Law Enforcement

Wake Tech offers a variety of law enforcement training opportunities in the classroom and through practical application. Training is provided at the request of law enforcement agencies. Our training programs emphasize legal and technological advancements in law enforcement.

Public Safety Training Academy

A firing range, a firearms training simulator, a reality-based simulation training room and a defensive tactics room are among the facilities to take your training to the next level.

Telecommunicator certification course

The North Carolina Sheriff's Education and Training Standards Commission requires its dispatch center telecommunicators to be certified within one year of employment. Employees of other law enforcement agencies are encouraged to take the class to build skills. Training is free for currently employed telecommunicators. Those seeking employment with an agency may also attend; however, class prerequisites include that they be at least 18 years old and provide documentation that they meet N.C. Sheriff's Education and Training Standards Commission requirements, which include a documented medical physical, medical history and a criminal background check.

For more information on this course, email Glenn Mitchell at [email protected] or Christine Baucom at [email protected].

Available courses

Wake Tech can offer these courses and more:

  • First Line Supervision
  • Field Training Officer
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Death Investigations
  • Narcotics Investigations
  • Juvenile Investigations
  • Officer Survival I/II
  • Police Law Institute
  • Alcohol Screening Test Devices (ASTD)
  • Radar Certification/Recertification
  • LIDAR Certification/Recertification

Wake Tech's online distance education courses are designed with law enforcement officers in mind, allowing them to access their coursework 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Instruction is focused on active participation and scheduling flexibility.

Online courses are taught by the same qualified instructors who teach the college's traditional classroom courses. The level of coursework, required readings and examinations are the same for online and on-campus courses.

Reservations for online courses must be made by the student taking the course. Training coordinators cannot register other students for these courses. Each student must attest to his or her eligibility for a fee waiver under North Carolina General Statute 115D-5(b)(2).

Course details and registration information

Enter mandated in the search box to find a list of mandated in-service training courses. Enter online for available online courses.

Training locations

N.C. Department of Justice exam information

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