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), Reality Based Simulation Training Room, and a Defensive Tactics Room (SCAT).

New Classes

Civil Liability for Special Response Teams (Online)

Special Response Teams, whether full-time teams or part-time units, participate in a great deal of training to sharpen their skills and maintain readiness to respond to some of the most dangerous situations that law enforcement agencies will encounter. These "call-outs" involve a great deal of responsibility for team members and their administrators. While these operations often involve high risks, they can also involve high liability. From the tactical response plan that is executed to the selection process of your team members, all aspects of the Special Response Team's actions can and will be subjected to legal scrutiny. Throughout this course, students will review court cases pertaining to Special Response Team actions and understand the rulings from the court regarding those actions, in an attempt to avoid or minimize civil liability issues.

This is a 16-hour course in online format, utilizing the Moodle Learning Management System.  The course is self-paced and is open for 60 days.  There are no deadlines for assignment completion other than having all assignments completed by the end date.  This course was developed and will be facilitated by Andrew Tallmer, Attorney and founder of Law Enforcement Legal Advice and Training, LLC.

Scroll down to the Law Enforcement Course Schedule at the bottom of this page to search and register for this class.

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)