(a)  The instructor training course required for specialized subject control arrest techniques instructor certification shall consist of a minimum of 80 hours of instruction presented during a continuous period of not more than two weeks.

(b)  Each specialized subject control arrest techniques instructor training course shall be designed to provide the trainee with the skills and knowledge to perform the function of a criminal justice subject control arrest techniques instructor in a Basic Law Enforcement Training Course or a "Law Enforcement Officers' Annual In-Service Training Program."

(c)  Each applicant for specialized subject control arrest techniques instructor training shall:

(1)           have completed the criminal justice general instructor training course;

(2)           present a letter from a licensed physician stating the applicant's physical fitness to participate in the course; and

(3)           present a written endorsement by either

(A)          a certified school director indicating the student will be utilized to instruct subject control arrest techniques in Basic Law Enforcement Training Courses; or

(B)          a department head, certified school director, or in-service training coordinator indicating the student will be utilized to instruct Subject Control Arrest Techniques for the "Law Enforcement Officers' In-Service Training Program."

(d)  Each specialized subject control arrest techniques instructor training course shall include the following identified topic areas and minimum instructional hours for each area:

(1)           Orientation                                                                                                                            1 Hour

(2)           Skills Pre-Test                                                                                                                       1 Hour

(3)           Student Instructional Practicum                                                                                       3 Hours

(4)           Practical Skills Evaluation                                                                                                 3 Hours

(5)           Response to Injury                                                                                                              4 Hours

(6)           Combat Conditioning                                                                                                         12 Hours

(7)           Safety Guidelines/Rules                                                                                                     2 Hours

(8)           Practical Skills Enhancement                                                                                            4 Hours

(9)           Subject Control/Arrest Techniques Practical Skills and Instructional Methods      44 Hours

(10)         Fundamentals of Professional Liability For Law Enforcement Trainers                  4 Hours

(11)         State Comprehensive Examination/Course Closing                                                    2 Hours

                TOTAL                                                                                                                                  80 Hours

(e)  The "Specialized Subject Control Arrest Techniques Instructor Training Manual" as published by the North Carolina Justice Academy shall be used as the basic curriculum for delivery of specialized subject control arrest techniques instructor training courses.  Copies of this publication may be inspected at the:

Criminal Justice Standards Division

North Carolina Department of Justice

1700 Tryon Park Drive

Post Office Drawer 149

Raleigh, North Carolina  27610

and may be obtained at no cost to the student from the Academy at the following address:

North Carolina Justice Academy

Post Office Box 99

Salemburg, North Carolina  28385

(f)  The Commission-certified school that is certified to offer the "Specialized Subject Control Arrest Techniques Instructor Training" course is the North Carolina Justice Academy.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 17C‑6;

Eff. February 1, 1987;

Amended Eff. February 1, 2013; December 1, 2009; August 1, 2006; August 1, 2000; November 1, 1998; August 1, 1995; March 1, 1990; July 1, 1989.