Law Enforcement Training & Criminal Justice Programs

Law enforcement training & Criminal Justice Programs encompasses both curriculum as well as continuing education courses to build the knowledge and skills necessary in today’s workplace. This comprehensive approach involves three distinct areas:

  • Commission Mandated Courses
  • In-Service Law Enforcement Training
  • Two-Year Associate in Applied Science Criminal Justice Degree Program

Every effort has been made to provide you with the most up-to-date, progressive criminal justice information possible. Courses are offered in the traditional face-to-face classroom delivery as well as online for maximum flexibility.

Please explore the courses and programs detailed below.  For more information, contact:

Chris Nesbitt
Director in Basic Law Enforcement[+]
  • Public Services
  • Corporate and Continuing Education

Commission Mandated Courses

Basic Law Enforcement Training

The Basic Law Enforcement Training Course is designed to provide the student with the necessary knowledge and skills expected of the entry-level law enforcement officer. Many of our instructors are former or current law enforcement officers who bring the added value of their actual on-the-job experiences which enhances their presentation. Learn more…

Detention Officer Certification Course

This course should be taken by all persons seeking employment/certification as detention officers at local confinement facilities, county jails or regional/ district confinement facilities. The Detention Officer Certification Course has been developed as a means to train the student to function as an inexperienced detention officer upon successful completion of the course. Learn more…

Radar Operator Certification Course

The Radar Operator Certification Course is a commission-mandated course governed by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. This forty (40) hour course of instruction is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to proficiently perform those tasks essential to function as a radar operator. Learn more…

General Instructor Training

This course should be taken by Criminal Justice personnel planning to teach in any course mandated by either the Criminal Justice Education Training Standards Commission or the Sheriff’s Education Training Standards Commission. Learn more…

Telecommunicator Certification

The Telecommunicator Certification Course should be taken by all persons seeking employment/certification as telecommunicators in North Carolina. “Telecommunicator” means any person performing the responsibilities, either on a full-time, part-time, permanent or temporary basis, for communication functions to include but not limited to receiving calls or dispatching for emergency and law enforcement services. Learn more…

In-Service Law Enforcement Training

The In-service Law Enforcement Training program at RCCC provides numerous courses for the continuing education of law enforcement officers. Law enforcement training courses have been designed for upgrading both experienced and recently employed policemen and law enforcement officials. Learn more…

Criminal Justice Technology

The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections, and security services. The criminal justice system’s role within society will be explored. Emphasis is on criminal justice systems, criminology, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, ethics, and community relations. Learn more…