Law Enforcement In-Service Training

The following is a list of in-service courses being offered by CPCC's Law Enforcement In-Service Training.  The list will be updated as needed, so check back for changes or additions.  Registration for classes will be taken by calling customer service at 704.330.4223.

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AIKIDO Training

Course Number:  PSX 8020-09 

Date and Time:  April 1-2, 2014, 0800-1700  

Location:  CPCC Merancas Campus, CJ119

Description:  This course is designed to present basic breathing techniques, stances, grips, and practical exercises / techniques based on the Japanese Martial art of Aikido and demonstrate how these techniques relate to law enforcement procedures and the Use of Force Continuum. 

Instructor:  Officer Richard Price, Aikido for LE Tactical Training, LLC  

Sensei holds the rank of Godan, (5th Degree Black Belt) in the Japanese Martial Art of Aikido.  


KRAVA MAGA TACTICS TRAINING FOR LE 

Date & Time:  February 4, 2014, 0900-1800, Course #PSX 8020-07  

                        February 11, 2014, 0900-1800, Course #PSX 8020-08  

Location:  CPCC Merancas Campus, CJ119 

Description:  This course is designed to teach law enforcement officers to perform the force tactical curriculum established by the Fit to Fight Force Tactical Group. Students will be performing handgun takeaways and retention under threatful situations.  

Students will be required to wear BDUs, sweats, or PT uniform with duty belt,  holster and training guns (if possible).

Instructor:  Ryan Hoover, Fit-to-Fight  


Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)   

Course Number:    PSX 8000-09, January 22-23, 2014, 0800-1700

                                PSX 8000-10, February 19-20, 2014, 0800-1700

                                PSX 8000-03, February 24-25, 2014, 0800-1700

                                PSX 8000-11, April 16-17, 2014, 0800-1700

                                PSX 8000-12, April 30-May 1, 2014, 0800-1700 

                                PSX 8000-14, May 5-6, 2014, 0800-1700 

Location:  CPCC Levine 1234 (Apr. 16-17 and May 5-6 class at CMPD) 

Description:  This course is designed to train law enforcement officers to observe, identify, and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both, in order to reduce the number of impaired driving incidents, as well as crashes, which result in serious injuries and fatalities. 

Instructors:  Officers Chesser and Klinglesmith 


Standardized Field Sobriety Testing  

Course Number:  PSX 7893-01 (February class)  

                              PSX 7893-02 (April class)

Date and Time:    February 10-12, 2014

                              April 7-9, 2014 

Location:  CMPD Training Academy 

Course Description: This course is designed for law enforcement officers and focuses on techniques and strategies utilized in detecting impaired drivers and establishing evidence necessary for successful prosecution. Standardized methods of field sobriety testing are introduced and student is taught techniques of horizontal gaze nystagmus in establishing evidence of impairment. Controlled drinking exercises are an important part of the training; therefore, multiple instructors are essential due to the increased liability. 

Instructors: Officers Cerdan and Chesser


STANDARDIZED FIELD SOBRIETY TESTING - REFRESHER

Course Number:  PSX 7892-01  

Date and Time:    March 11, 2014, 0800-1700 

Location:  CMPD Training Academy

Description:  This course is designed to update the standardized field sobriety tests and certify Officer in DWI Detection and Enforcement. This course satisfies the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) mandatory 2 year SFST Refresher.

Instructors:  Officers Cerdan and Chesser


Radar / Lidar Recertification

Course Number:  PSX 7937-01

Date and Time:    March 13-14, 2014

Location:  Merancas Campus, CJ 119 

Description:  This course is designed to re-certify Radar or LIDAR Operators in the use of RADAR or LIDAR equipment used by their agencies.  The principal methods of instruction are lecture and demonstration. Current certification as probationary or general status as a law enforcement officer and certification as a radar operator within the three years preceding the completion of this course are prerequisites for enrollment.  Course includes field practice and testing, both written and practical.

Instructor:  Officer Charlie Brown, CMPD


Public Safety Leadership Institute

Course Number:  PSX 8015-01

Date and Time:  March 20, 2014 - June 19, 2014, 0900-1200

Location:  CPCC Merancas Campus

Description:   This is 50 hour integrated course is free for Law Enforcement, Firefighters, EMT, Paramedics, and Department of Public Safety Officers. The course is designed to prepare and/or enhance current leadership styles, behaviors, and challenges that occur frequently in public safety professions. This course requires 47 hours (0900-1200), Thursdays, once weekly of classroom interaction/activities with a variety of professional instructors, field trip and a 1 hour collaboration after each module with an Executive Public Safety Professional. The course will allow participants to experiment with a number of different leadership approaches, and will evaluate how well each leadership approach fits particular settings.    

Instructor:  Cadre of Public Safety Leaders 

 


 

Field Training Officer

   

Course Number:  PSX 7847-01 (February class) and  

 

                              PSX 7847-02 (April class)

 

Date and Time:  February 24 - 28, 2014, 0800-1700 and  

 

                            April 21 - 25, 2014, 0800-1700

 

Location:  CPCC Merancas Campus, CJ 119

 

Description:  This course is designed to prepare experienced officers for the task of training newly hired employees who have successfully completed state-Mandated basic training programs. Lecture and practical exercises are the primary methods used to conduct this training. Course content includes the role of the field training officer, the training function, interpersonal communication skills, ethics, civil liability, report writing and evaluations. Leadership skills, performance evaluations, principles of counseling, and problem solving.  

 

Instructor:  Willie Emmons, (Ret.) NC State Trooper


 

INTERVIEW AND INTERROGATION

 

Course Number:  PSX 8005-01 

   

Date and  Time:   March 18-19, 2014, 0800-1700

 

Location:  CPCC Merancas Campus, CJ 119

 

Description:  The interview and interrogation course is designed to prepare Law Enforcement Officers with the techniques needed to conduct informal gathering in investigations. Topics to be covered are team interviewing, legal issues, body language, controlling the interrogation, positive versus negative enforcement and factoring out information.

 

Note:  Students are required to read this assignment prior to the first day of class:  facultysites.necc.mass.edu/pzipper/files/2010/.../cognitive-interviewing.pdf

 

Instructor:  (Ret.) Detective David Holland

 


First Line Supervision and Management  

 

Course Number:  PSX 8015-02  

 

Date and Time:  April 15-17, 2014, 0800-1700  

 

Location:  CPCC Merancas Campus, CJ 119  

 

Description:  This course is designed to provide training in all topics directly related to supervision or management activities.  Course topics
include but are not limited to field training officer training, risk management, developing policy and procedures, internal affairs,
and supervision and management.  This course prefix should be used for courses that fit the nature of the above examples.  Local titles may be used.  Course hours should be reasonable based upon the nature of the local training, but may not exceed the maximum hours.  

   

Instructor:  Douglas Norwood, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

 


 

LIDAR OPERATOR

 

Course #:  PSX 7925-01  

 

Date and Time:  January 9-10, 2014, 0800-1700  

 

Location:  CPCC Merancas Campus, CJ119

  

Description:  The LIDAR Operator Course is a State Certification Course.  Officers will receive classroom and practical instruction on the use of LIDAR equipment.  Officers will be required to participate in practical exercises utilizing the LIDAR equipment.  Upon successful completion of the course Officers will receive an operator certification from the State allowing them to operate LIDAR instruments in North Carolina. 

   

Instructor:  Officer Charlie Brown, CMPD


   

FUGITIVE MANHUNT

 

Course #:  PSX 8020-01  

 

Date and Time:  January 27 - 31, 2014, 0800-1700 (plus varied night hours)  

 

Location:  CPCC Merancas Campus, CJ119  

   

Description:  This course is a 49 hour intense course designed for law enforcement officers and K-9 Units to learn and evaluate tracking techniques which will lead to the apprehension of armed and dangerous fugitives.  An arduous and taxing course which teaches: Land Navigation, Man Tracking Techniques, Dog Team Formations, Tactical/Cover Team Movement, Cover/Concealment and Camouflage, Line and Road March Formations, Officer Safety Issues, Identifying and Crossing Danger Areas, Team Hand-Offs, Rally Points, Nonverbal Communications, Proper Law Enforcement Identification in a Tactical Environment.  This is a mentally and physically stressful course.  

 

Instructor:  Mike Chapin, The Black Duck Corporation  

   


 

METHAMPHETAMINE LABORATORY SAFETY AND AWARENESS

 

Course #:  PSX 8005-03 (February class)

 

                   PSX 8005-04 (April class

 

Date and Time:  February 19, 2014, 0800-1700

 

                            April 30, 2014, 0800-1700

 

Location:  CPCC Merancas Campus, CJ119

  

Description:  This class is designed to present to the student a general knowledge of clandestine laboratories, the methods of manufacturing, how to recognize these labs, and what to do when a meth lab is encountered. The student will become familiar with the common chemicals used in the labs and the dangers associated with these chemicals. During this block of instruction, the student will be presented with the traits and behavior of a methamphetamine user.

   

Instructor:  Officer Daniel Kellough, CMPD  


 

RADAR OPERATOR  

 

Course #:  PSX 7934-01  

 

Date and Time:  February 10-14, 2014, 0800-1700

 

Location:  CPCC Merancas Campus, CJ119

  

Description:  This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills used by Criminal Justice personnel who are authorized to use RADAR equipment used by their departments.  Lecture, demonstration, and practical field exercises are the principal methods of instruction.  Employment in the field of Criminal Justice and authorization of the department are prerequisites for enrollment in this course.

 

Instructor:  Office Charlie Brown, CMPD


 

TRAFFIC CRASH INVESTIGATIONS USING LASER TECHNOLOGY

 

Course #:  PSX 8000-02  

 

Date and Time:  March 3-6, 2014, 0800-1700  

 

Location:  Huntersville Police Department

  

Description:  This course is designed to provide training that will enable class participants to proficiently measure crash-crime scenes using technologically advanced equipment.  Note:  Attendance at all sessions is required.  Participants must bring their LTI equipment and laptop computers that have been preloaded with Crash Zone/LTI software.

 

Instructor:  Traffic Training Center


 

SURVIVING THE FIRST "3" SECONDS

 

Course #:  PSX 8020-03, March 18, 2014, 0800-1700

 

                   PSX 8020-04, March 20, 2014, 0800-1700

 

                   PSX 8020-05, March 26, 2014, 0800-1700

 

                   PSX 8020-06, March 27, 2014, 0800-1700

 

Location:  CPCC Merancas Campus, CJ119 

 

Description:  This course is designed to provide common characteristics associated with human behavior that will enable the student to more rapid recognize, identify and articulate the ever present dangers presented by assailants through verbal and non-verbal clues.  

  

This course is offered to Law Enforcement Officers and to the Department of Public Safety.  

 

Instructor:  North Carolina Highway Patrol

 


 

BIKE PATROL FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

   

For Law Enforcement Officers only.  

 

Course #:  PSX 8000-01  

 

Date and Time:  March 31, 2014 - April 4, 2014, 0800-1700

  

Location:  CPCC Merancas Campus, CJ119

  

Description:  This course is designed to teach students the skills required for an assignment to a police bike patrol unit. The course will cover topics in bike maintenance, injury avoidance, accident prevention, defensive tactics, night patrol operations, community policing and a firearms component.  Students will be expected to complete patrol rides regardless of inclement weather.

 

Instructor:  Lt. Richard Todd Carver, Iredell Co. SO


   

PRE-HOSPITAL COMBAT CARE

 

Course #:  PSX 8020-02

  

Date and Time:  April 10-11, 2014, 0800-1700

  

Location:  CPCC Merancas Campus, CJ119

 

Description:  This course is designed to familiarize the student with the usage of hemostatic agents, trauma concerns, and tactical combat casualty care methodologies.  This course closely adheres to the TCCC and C-TECC current guidelines and methodologies for casualty care. This course will present a basic overview of general human anatomy/physiology, airway management procedures, traumatic wound damage/severe bleeding, and chest wound treatment protocols which can assist law enforcement officers with the proper techniques for handling these combat related injuries.   

  

During this course students will be required to participate in mandatory physical fitness training exercises to include carrying and dragging simulated wounded victims. Day two will end with a live fire training exercise where medical care is given at the scene of the injury to simulate medical care under fire. This training exercise is conducted under the close supervision of several senior qualified instructors.

 

Students must bring:

 

- Service Handgun  

- Service Rifle and/or Shotgun

- 100 Rounds of Pistol Duty or Practice Ammunition and/or

- 100 Rounds of Rifle Duty or Practice Ammunition and/or 50 Shotgun      Shells (Birdshot)

- Hearing and Eye Protection   

- Issued Ballistic Vest, Duty Belt, and Holster

  

This course is designed for officers who conduct traffic stops and vehicle criminal interdiction. Course topics include effective vehicle search, concealment locations, search and seizure case law review, counterfeit goods, criminal indicators, and post arrest considerations. The class will utilize numerous vehicles and culminate in a final large scale practical exercise.

  

Primary Instructor:  Scott Minderlein, Special Agent / EMT-B 

  


COMPREHENSIVE ROADSIDE INTERDICTION

   

Course #:  PSX 8000-15

   

Date and Time:  May 5-9, 2014, 0800-1700

  

Location:  CPCC Merancas Campus, Room 119

   

Description:  This course is designed for officers who conduct traffic stops and vehicle criminal interdiction. Course topics include effective vehicle search, concealment locations, search and seizure case law review, counterfeit goods, criminal indicators, and post arrest considerations. The class will utilize numerous vehicles and culminate in a final large scale practical exercise.

  

Instructor:  CarSmart