12 NCAC 10B .2005          MINIMUM TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

(a)  A Sheriff or Department Head may use a lesson plan developed by the North Carolina Justice Academy or a lesson plan for any of the topic areas developed by another entity. The Sheriff or Department Head may also use a lesson plan developed by a certified instructor, provided that the instructor develops the lesson plan in accordance with the Instructional Systems Development model as taught in Criminal Justice Instructor Training and as described in 12 NCAC 09B .0209. Lesson plans shall be designed to be delivered in hourly increments. A student who completes the training shall receive the number of credits that correspond to the number of hours assigned to the course, regardless of the amount of time the student spends completing the course, where each hour of instruction shall be worth one credit (e.g., "Legal Update" is designed to be delivered in four hours and will yield four credits). With the exception of Firearms Training and Requalification, successful completion of training shall be demonstrated by passing tests as developed by the delivering agency or as written by the North Carolina Justice Academy. A written test comprised of at least five questions per hour of training shall be developed by the delivering agency, or the agency may use the written test developed by the North Carolina Justice Academy, for each in-service training topic. A student shall pass each test by achieving 70 percent correct answers. Firearms Training and Requalification shall be demonstrated qualification with a firearm as set out in Section .2100 of this Subchapter.

(b)  The 2016 Law Enforcement In-Service Training Program requires 24 credits of training and successful completion in the following topic areas:

(1)            Legal Update;

(2)            Juvenile Minority Sensitivity Training: The Color of Justice;

(3)            Human Trafficking Awareness;

(4)            NC Firearms Laws: Citizens with Guns;

(5)            Firearms Training and Requalification for deputy sheriffs as set out in Section .2100 of this Subchapter; and

(6)            Any topic areas of the Sheriff's choosing.

(c)  The 2016 Detention Officer In-Service Training Program requires 16 credits of training and successful completion in the following topic areas:

(1)            Career Survival: Stop! Think About What You Are Doing;

(2)            Communicable Diseases;

(3)            Detention Intelligence Update;

(4)            Understanding PREA; and

(5)            Any topic areas of the Sheriff's or Department Head's choosing.

(d)  The 2016 Telecommunicator In-Service Training Program requires 16 credits of training and successful completion in the following topic areas:

(1)           Communicating Effectively with Crisis Callers;

(2)           Becoming a Leader in the Communications Center;

(3)           Handling Suicidal Callers; and

(4)           Any topic areas of the Sheriff's or Department Head's choosing.

(e)  The 2017 Law Enforcement In-Service Training Program requires 24 credits of training and successful completion in the following topic areas:

(1)           Legal Update;

(2)           Positively Impacting Today's Youth;

(3)           Domestic Violence: Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence;

(4)           Improving Decision Making Skills;

(5)           Firearms Training and Requalification for deputy sheriffs as set out in Section .2100 of this Subchapter; and

(6)           Any topic areas of the Sheriff's choosing.

(f)  The 2017 Detention Officer In-Service Training Program requires 16 credits of training and successful completion in the following topic areas:

(1)           Detention Legal Update;

(2)           Detention Intelligence Update;

(3)           Recognizing Substance Abuse and Withdrawal;

(4)           Improving Decision-Making Skills; and

(5)           Any topic areas of the Sheriff's or Department Head's choosing.

(g)  The 2017 Telecommunicator In-Service Training Program requires 16 credits of training and successful completion in the following topic areas:

(1)           Post Critical Incident Stress Management;

(2)           Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence;

(3)           Improving Decision Making Skills;

(4)           Law Enforcement Intelligence Update; and

(5)           Any topic areas of the Sheriff's or Department Head's choosing.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 17E-4; 17E-7;

Eff. January 1, 2007;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2017; January 1, 2016; January 1, 2015; February 1, 2014; January 1, 2013; February 1, 2012; January 1, 2011; January 1, 2010; January 1, 2009; January 1, 2008.