09B .0205 - BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING

09B .0205. BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING

(a) The basic training course for law enforcement officers shall consist of instruction designed to provide the trainee with the skills and knowledge to perform those tasks essential to function in law enforcement.

(b) The course entitled "Basic Law Enforcement Training" shall consist of a minimum of 632 hours of instruction and shall include the following identified topical areas and minimum instructional hours for each:

(1) LEGAL UNIT

(A) Motor Vehicle Laws 20 Hours

(B) Controlled Substance 12 Hours

(C) Elements of Criminal Law 24 Hours

(D) Juvenile Laws and Procedures 8 Hours

(E) Arrest, Search and Seizure/Constitutional Law 28 Hours

(F) Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC)Laws and Procedures 4 Hours

UNIT TOTAL 96 Hours

(2) PATROL DUTIES UNIT

(A) Techniques of Traffic Law Enforcement 24 Hours

(B) Explosives and Hazardous Materials Emergencies 12 Hours

(C) Traffic Crash Investigation 24 Hours

(D) In-Custody Transportation 8 Hours

(E) Crowd Management 12 Hours

(F) Patrol Techniques 28 Hours

(G) Law Enforcement Communication and Information Systems 8 Hours

(H) Anti-Terrorism 4 Hours

(I) Rapid Deployment 8 Hours

UNIT TOTAL 128 Hours

(3) LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNICATION UNIT

(A) Responding to Victims and the Public 10 Hours

(B) Domestic Violence Response 16 Hours

(C) Ethics for Professional Law Enforcement 4 Hours

(D) Individuals with Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities 24 Hours

(E) Crime Prevention Techniques 6 Hours

(F) Communication Skills for Law Enforcement Officers 8 Hours

(G) Preparing for Court and Testifying in Court 12 hours

UNIT TOTAL 80 Hours

(4) INVESTIGATION UNIT

(A) Fingerprinting and Photographing Arrestee 6 Hours

(B) Field Note-taking and Report Writing 12 Hours

(C) Criminal Investigation 34 Hours

(D) Interviews 16 Hours

(E) Human Trafficking 2 Hours

UNIT TOTAL 70 Hours

(5) PRACTICAL APPLICATION UNIT

(A) First Responder 32 Hours

(B) Firearms 48 Hours

(C) Law Enforcement Driver Training 40 Hours

(D) Physical Fitness (classroom instruction) 8 Hours

(E) Fitness Assessment and Testing 12 Hours

(F) Physical Exercise 1 hour daily, 3 days a week 34 Hours

(G) Subject Control Arrest Techniques 40 Hours

UNIT TOTAL 214 Hours

(6) SHERIFF-SPECIFIC UNIT

(A) Civil Process 24 Hours

(B) Sheriffs' Responsibilities: Detention Duties 4 Hours

(C) Sheriffs' Responsibilities: Court Duties 6 Hours

UNIT TOTAL 34 Hours

(7) COURSE ORIENTATION 2 Hours

(8) TESTING 16 Hours

TOTAL COURSE HOURS 640 Hours

(c) The "Basic Law Enforcement Training Manual" published by the North Carolina Justice Academy shall be used as the curriculum for this training course. Copies of this publication may be inspected at the office of the agency:

Criminal Justice Standards Division

North Carolina Department of Justice

1700 Tryon Park Drive

Post Office Drawer 149

Raleigh, North Carolina 27602

and may be obtained at the cost of printing and postage from the North Carolina Justice Academy at the following address:

North Carolina Justice Academy

Post Office Drawer 99

Salemburg, North Carolina 28385

(d) The "Basic Law Enforcement Training Course Management Guide" published by the North Carolina Justice Academy shall be used by school directors in planning, implementing, and delivering basic training courses. Copies of this guide may be obtained at the cost of printing and postage from the Justice Academy.

(Authority G.S. 17C-6; 17C-10; Eff. January 1, 1981; Temporary Amendment Eff. December 14, 1983 for a period of 120 days to expire on April 12, 1984; Amended Eff. February 1, 2014; July 1, 2011; July 1, 2009; January 1, 2006; August 1, 2002; August 1, 2000; November 1, 1998; July 1, 1997; January 1, 1995; February 1, 1991; July 1, 1989. Amended by North Carolina Register Volume 29, Issue 11, December 1, 2014 effective January 1, 2015. Amended by North Carolina Register Volume 31, Issue 03, August 1, 2016 effective July 1, 2016. Amended by North Carolina Register Volume 32, Issue 03, August 1, 2017 effective July 1, 2017. Amended by North Carolina Register Volume 32, Issue 09, November 1, 2017 effective January 1, 2018. Amended by North Carolina Register Volume 32, Issue 21, May 1, 2018 effective July 1, 2018. Amended by North Carolina Register Volume 33, Issue 09, November 1, 2018 effective January 1, 2019.)

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