Law Enforcement

Make Wake Tech your source for Law Enforcement Training. We offer a variety of training opportunities in the classroom as well as through practical application. Training for law enforcement personnel is provided at the request of law enforcement agencies. Our training programs emphasize legal and technological advancements in law enforcement.

Wake Tech's Public Safety Training Academy

Firing Range, Fire Arms Training Simulator (FATS), Simunitions, and a Defensive Tactics Room (SCAT).

New Classes

School Resource Officer Law (Online)

This is a new course designed for law enforcement officers who are tasked with enforcing criminal law within our schools.  The course will provide training in enforcement activities associated with search warrants, warrantless searches, interviews, eye-witness identifications and non-testimonial identification orders for those who are subjected to potential legal liability resulting from those activities. The course will provide School Resource Officers with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct enforcement activities associated with schools that are consistent with state and federal law

This is a self-paced, online course that is delivered via the Moodle Learning Management System. There are no in-course deadlines for assignments. All assignments must be completed by the end date of the course.

North Carolina Justice Academy Leadership Institute

Attention: Students that have completed Credible Leadership: Module I or NCJA Leadership Institute: Module I

This is a certificate program in leadership, focusing on topics essential for today's law enforcement leaders to better prepare them to serve in executive leadership roles.  More detailed information on the program is found at the link above.

If you have completed Wake Tech's Credible Leadership: Module I or NCJA-LI Module I, then you have already met the primary prerequisite to compete for one of 25 positions that make up each session of NCJA-LI.  Other prerequisites include an essay on a selected topic, a letter from your Chief, Sheriff or director, endorsing your selection to the program, and the completed application packet.  Instructions for each of these can be accessed through the web link above or through your NCJA training portal account.

I encourage you to continue with the leadership development process and take it to the next level with the North Carolina Justice Academy's Leadership Institute.

For additional information concerning the NCJA Leadership Institute, contact Kevin Tingen at [email protected] or (910) 525-4158, ext. 230

Telecommunicator Certification Course

The North Carolina Sheriff's Education and Training Standards Commission requires it's 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:  Must be 21 years old and must provide documentation to meet the NC Sheriff's Education and Training Standards Commission's requirements which include a documented medical physical, medical history, and a criminal background check.

Learn more about Telecommunicator Certification

For more information on this course, contact Glenn Mitchell ([email protected]) or Christine Baucom ([email protected])

Current Classes

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Here is just a sample of what we have to offer:

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

Download the latest training calendar here! (PDF Format)

N.C. Department of Justice Exam Information

Training Locations: Western Wake Campus (Map), Southern Wake Campus (Map), Raleigh Police Department Shooting Range (Map), Wake County Law Enforcement Training Center (Map), RDU Range (Directions available upon request. Email request to [email protected])

Looking for Mandated In-Service Training? Search the schedule now

Search State-wide Public Safety Training Calendar.

  • Simply click on the Public Safety Training Calendar.
  • Use the drop-down list to enter the Subject and College.
  • Then click submit. 

Featured Classes

  - Public Safety Leadership Academy (Credible Leadership Online)
  - Police Law Institute


Law Enforcement Course Schedule

**Attention Training Coordinators**  

Reservations for online courses MUST be made by the student that will be taking the course.  Training Coordinators cannot register other students for these courses.  Each student must attest to his/her eligibility for “fee-waiver” under NC General Statute 115D-5(b)(2)