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.


Police Law Update (Online)

This is a new course designed for law enforcement officers that have completed the two-week Police Law Institute course within the last two to three years.  Participants will review concepts presented in that course as well as recent case law, statutory changes and interpretations, and legislative updates to juvenile law.  There will also be reviews of North Carolina and U.S. Supreme Court opinions.  The major focus of the course is search and seizure, search warrants, interrogation law and civil liability.  

Courses will be available for registration in 2020

North Carolina Justice Academy Leadership Institute

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

The North Carolina Justice Academy will offer the NCJA Leadership Institute (NCJA-LI) with a pilot class beginning in the Spring of 2020 (dates listed below).  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.

The dates for the Spring session are as follows: week 1 (March 23-27, 2020 in Salemburg), week 2 (April 20-24, 2020 in Chapel Hill), week 3 (May 18-22, 2020 in Salemburg).  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 Schedule of Classes Online Classes Contact Us

Here is 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

Wake Tech Public Safety Training Academy has the facilities to take your training to the next level:

  • 12-Lane Indoor Firing Range
  • SIMS Room with Customizable Configurations
  • SCAT Training Rooms
  • FATS Firearms Training
  • Mobile Driving Simulator

PSEC Firing Range

For Reservations contact Bob Windsor at [email protected] or 919-866-5533.
Range: 919-866-6150

Simunitions, FATS, and SCAT Room

For Reservations contact Travis Baker at [email protected] or 919-866-5880.

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])

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Featured Classes

  • Public Safety Leadership Academy (Credible Leadership Online)
  • Police Law Institute
  • Police Law Update

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)