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

Implicit Bias and Impartial Policing - Train the Trainer (Zoom Format)

This course is intended for those that are interested in teaching the Implicit Bias and Impartial Policing course to law enforcement officers.  The course will be delivered via Zoom format.  To register, scroll to the Course Schedule at the bottom of the page.  Because this course is in an online format, students MUST register themselves.  Training Coordinators will not be able to register other students.

Implicit bias describes the automatic association people make between groups of people and stereotypes about these groups. Under certain conditions, those automatic associations can influence behavior, making people respond in biased ways even when they are not explicitly prejudiced.

In the context of criminal justice and community safety, implicit bias has been shown to have significant influence in the outcomes of interactions between police and citizens. While conscious, "traditional" racism has declined significantly in recent decades, research suggests that "implicit attitudes may be better at predicting and/or influencing behavior than self-reported explicit attitudes." As with all types of bias, implicit bias can distort one's perception and subsequent treatment either in favor or against a given person or group.

In this course, we will also explore race relations in United States history.  Institutionalized racism and its effect on the criminal justice system will be discussed. Impartial policing in the 21st century will be addressed as well as community relations.

This 16-hour online course will be taught via Zoom on September 21 - 22, 2020

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)