Law Enforcement In-Service Training


Law Enforcement In-Service Training

ACC offers many of the mandated and non-mandated courses for law enforcement officers, telecommunicators and detention officers. For more information, call 336-506-4147 or 336-290-0560.

Please select from the classes below for current offerings.

General Instructor

This course is required for all instructors who conduct training that is mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission.

The completed General Instructor Applicant Worksheet, signed by the supervisor, must be submitted at least one week prior to the class. This is needed to ensure the applicant meets the qualifications (4+ years of law enforcement experience, Microsoft Word & PowerPoint knowledge, etc.) necessary to enter in the class.

Student should print off these 2 attachments for more information about the General Instructor Training and class requirements.

All students are required to bring the latest edition of the General Instructor Student Manual on the first day of class.

Attendance is 100% mandatory.  

Location:  DC Hours:  96    
5/19-6/4 M-F   8 am-5 pm *schedule may vary Register by:  4/14 Register Now_Law Enforcement General Instructor
8/4-8/19 M-F   8 am-5 pm *schedule may vary Register by:  7/3 Register Now_Law Enforcement General Instructor
10/6-10/21 M-F   8 am-5 pm *schedule may vary Register by:  9/7 Register Now_Law Enforcement General Instructor

Firearms Instructor Development Course

Training will focus on drills, proper coaching and teaching techniques for close quarters battle (CQB) for both the duty sidearm and patrol rifle.  Round count is expected to be approximately 150 rounds for each weapon platform.

This is an excellent addition for any agency that has not included live fire range techniques in conjunction with Rapid Deployment or Active Assailant Training.

This one day training event is for certified Firearms Instructors only, and will serve as a foundation enabling them to return to their agency and conduct firearms training exercises helping teach officers, with limited tactical skills or CQB training, how to successfully and quickly identify threat or non-threat targets and engage them at distances often associated  with room clearing or confined areas of engagement and will incorporate instinctive and reactive shooting techniques.
Location:  Burlington Police Training Center* Hours:  6    
4/13 T  0800-1500 Register by:  4/8 Register Now_LEIST:  Firearms Instructor Development

*128 Stone Quarry Road, Haw River, NC 27258. 


Basic Law Enforcement SNIPER Course

This is a five day course designed for the law enforcement sniper that may be deployed in either an urban or rural environment. Officers will learn how to deliver accurate fire at known and unknown distances under a variety of shooting conditions. When deployed, these skills will allow the officer to act as a pre-deployment scout, intelligence gatherer, and provide over watch protection capable of delivering accurate and precise rounds on target. Officers will learn weapon nomenclature, considerations for weapon selection, accuracy fundamentals, external and internal ballistics, target identification, distance calculations, team movements, how to maintain and the importance of maintaining a sniper data log book, and techniques for sniper deployment. After completing the Basic Law Enforcement Sniper Class, the officer will have the skills and knowledge to deploy and support their tactical team's mission

Location:  1776 Training Center ** Hours:  40    
70544     5/10-5/14 M-F   8 am-5 pm Register by:  5/3 Register Now_LEIST:  Firearms Training Courses

**Street address for Training Center:  1746 Jim Barnwell Rd, Burlington, NC 27217

Basic SWAT

This 45 hour course is designed to teach the fundamentals of close quarters marksmanship (CQM) and entry techniques (CQB) required for integration/assignment to an agency’s tactical unit.  100% attendance is required for all training events in order to successfully complete this course.  Training consists of trauma care procedures, tactical weapons handling techniques, close quarter firing with handgun/rifle, building entry, mechanical breaching, individual and team tactical movement and introduction to flash bangs and chemical munitions.

Course Requirements:

  • Handgun/3 magazines/tactical holster belt/400 rounds of handgun ammunition
  • Shoulder fired weapon (rifle or sub gun w/ 3 magazines) 400 rounds of ammunition no green tip or tracer rounds. Officers must be qualified on all weapons.  Must bring a copy of agency F9-A ***No EXCEPTIONS***
  • Weapon mounted light for handgun and rifle
  • Tactical body armor (front and rear plates if issued) and ballistic helmet
  • Hearing and ballistic eye protection
  • Tactical shooting gloves, elbow and knee pads (highly recommended)
  • Gas mask
  • Tactical style uniform
  • Weapon cleaning equipment
  • Hydration container

Attendees must be capable of conducting physically demanding activities during adverse weather conditions and movement through challenging terrain and obstacles.

Magnified Patrol Optics

A three day/27 hour course that is designed to challenge officers with a variety of experience levels and incorporates the use of a patrol rifle equipped with a low magnification electronic optic.  This class will focus on developing the officers ability to utilize the optic’s built in reticle features to effectively estimate distances from 50 to 300 yards and accurately engage targets within this range.  Additionally this training will teach the officers techniques allowing them to effectively observe and gather intelligence during critical incidents, provide over watch for advancing contact or rescue teams, operate in rapid deployment/hasty firing position engagements, firing from barricaded positions or acute high angle positions, and developing alternative department qualification course of fire for the patrol rifle. 

Course Requirements:

  • Patrol rifle .223/5.56 semi-automatic rifle with 3 magazines (rifle must be equipped with a sling and a weapon mounted white light (WML).
  • Rifle must be equipped with one of the following; red dot sight with a minimum 3X magnifier, ACOG with a 3 or 4 magnification, or a low power variable optic (LPVO) with 1-4 or 1-6 magnification (NO HIGHER THAN 1-8).
  • Duty handgun, holster, minimum of 2 magazines and magazine pouch capable of holding two magazines
  • 400 rounds of rifle and 100 rounds pistol ammunition
  • Binoculars or monocular (a spotting scope is allowed but not required)
  • Eye/ear protection
  • Sturdy footwear/BDU style uniform/rain or foul weather gear
  • Ballistic armor worn on duty
  • Weapon cleaning equipment
  • Notebook (attendees will create and maintain a shooters “data log book”)
  • Attendees must be qualified on the rifle and handgun used during this course
Location:  Burlington Police Training Center/ High Point Police Range Hours:      



Patrol Rifle Course 

This 24-hour course is designed to train individuals in the use of the patrol rifle or carbine. This course will enable the first responder an option now becoming the standard in law enforcement. Some of the topics covered are rifle safety and fundamentals, combat marksmanship and mindset, firing positions, reloading drills, malfunction drills, basic individual tactics, and low light engagements.   Lead Instructor:  Pete Triolo

The first day will be 4 hours in a classroom environment where basic rifle fundamentals, operations, maintenance and dry fire skills will be explained and demonstrated, followed by 2, 10 hour range days with the second day including low light/night firing. Both a day and night qualification course will be fired and scored as a practical examination. Course of fire and F9A’s can be provided upon successful completion at an agencies request.  

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT:  All participants must have the following weapons and equipment
  • one agency approved patrol rifle (AR-15 variant only unless individually authorized by lead instructor) with sling,
  • 400 rounds of rifle ammunition (minimum)
  • three 20/30 round rifle magazines
  • weapon mounted / handheld flashlight with extra batteries
  • service handgun with duty belt
  • three magazines for handgun
  • 100 rounds handgun ammunition
  • cleaning equipment for both weapons
  • body armor, eye and ear protection, and hat. 
  • Hydration system
  • sunscreen and water

This course is limited to 24 students and reservations will be made on a first come, first served basis.

 Dates Days & Times Hours:  40  
ACSO 5/13 TH  1300-1500 Register by:  5/3 Register Now_LEIST:  Firearms Training Courses
Boggs Ranch 5/14 F    0800-1800    
Boggs Ranch 5/15 Sa   1100-2200    


ACSO  109 Maple Street, Graham, NC 27253
Boggs Ranch Boggs Ranch Live Fire Facility on Boggs Ranch Road, Graham, NC 27253




Trauma Care for Law Enforcement/ Downed Officer rescue

This two day course is designed to introduce officers with the tactics, techniques, and procedures associated with first responder trauma care and downed officer rescue.  These proven techniques have been developed through lesson learned by the U. S. Military under combat conditions and are now being utilized by law enforcement officers as a lifesaving method to train and treat injured officers and civilians in the field.  Officers will learn direct threat care/indirect threat care/evacuation care, application of tourniquets/wound packing/bandaging, penetrating trauma to the upper torso/chest seals, shock/hypothermia prevention, tactical handgun/patrol rifle techniques, downed officer rescue (live fire scenario stress inoculation training).

Course Requirements:

  • Agency issue handgun with duty belt system and 3 magazines
  • Patrol rifle with sling, magazine pouches, 3 magazines, bail-out bag or chest carrier
  • 250 rounds of handgun ammunition and 150 rounds of rifle ammunition
  • Duty body armor
  • Ballistic helmet (if issued) for downed officer rescue live fire exercises
  • Eye and hearing protection
Location:  Burlington Training Center Hours:  16    
4/20-4/21 TW  0900-1800 Register by: 4/13 Register Now_LEIST:  Trauma Care Courses

Treating GSWs/Severe Bleeding and Downed Officer “Live Fire”

This one day class is designed to enhance an officer’s capabilities of using self-aid to increase their survivability during and after an armed confrontation.  Special emphasis will be placed on treating gunshots and severe lacerations, tactical movement, and downed officer rescue during live fire drills.  Officers assigned to this training must be competent and confident in handling their handgun and rifle platforms as well as being able to treat simulated life threatening injuries.  During this training officers, will participate in live fire drills and tactical scenarios and utilize tourniquets, direct pressure, wound packing and compression bandaging, constructing individual first aid kits, self-aid, buddy aid, and downed officer rescue under live fire scenario training.  This training is critical for allowing officers to have a greater opportunity of survivability when being confronted with a deadly force encounter.  

Course Requirements:

  • Handgun and duty belt or battle belt with a minimum of 3 magazines each
  • Patrol rifle with a sling and 3 magazines
  • 75 rounds of rifle ammunition and 75 rounds of handgun ammunition
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Duty ballistic armor (required for all live firing exercises)
  • Weapon cleaning equipment
  • A bail-out bag, chest rig, or plate carrier for carrying/holding rifle magazines is highly recommended but not required.
Location:  Burlington Training Center Hours:  8    
5/20 TH  0800-1800 Register by: 5/13 Register Now_LEIST:  Trauma Care Courses
7/8 TH  0800-1800 Register by: 7/1 Register Now_LEIST:  Trauma Care Courses
9/16 TH  0800-1800 Register by: 9/9 Register Now_LEIST:  Trauma Care Courses

Field Training Officer Training is for law enforcement officers who are or will be assigned to provide field training to new officers. This course will provide the technical and personal skills to individuals in order for them to function as evaluators and trainers of recruits who have completed BLET, DOCC or hew hires in Communications.

  • Students need to bring their agency’s Field Training Officer Procedures Manual and a blank copy of their Daily Observation Report.

Location:  DC Hours:  40    
4/19-4/23 M-F   8 am-5 pm  Register by:  4/12 Register Now_LEIST: General Officer Training Courses
11/29-12/3 M-F   8 am-5 pm  Register by:  11/22 Register Now_LEIST: General Officer Training Courses

Interview and Interrogation

The officer will be able to gather data or information from the interviewee. Determine specifically if the interviewee is truthful or not, identify the form of deception and transition the interviewee from unwilling to willing.

Mobile Field Force

This training is being provided by FEMA.   Mobile Field Force Training provides law enforcement with instruction in protest types and actions, legal considerations, responsibilities of mobile field force teams, and crowd-control methods.  The course culminates with a series of hands-on activities that allow responders to practice all of the learned skills in a realistic context.  This is a unique training opportunity that will allow officers from multiple agencies an opportunity to train together and learn the National best practices to respond to these types of volatile encounters.  This is the first offering of this type of training in this area of the state and is an excellent opportunity for agencies to begin planning and preparing for a response to violent protest and demonstrations.
 The point of contact for this training will be Todd Kennedy (336) 260-5047.
Location:  BPFTC* Hours:  40    
72228    7/7-7/9 WTHF   0800-1700 Register by:  7/1 Register Now_LEIST: General Officer Training Courses
72229    7/19-7/21 MTW   0800-1700 Register by:  7/14 Register Now_LEIST: General Officer Training Courses

*Burlington Police and Fire Training Center - 128 Stone Quarry Road, Haw River, NC 27258.

Police Law Institute (PLI)  

This intense 80-hour course of instruction is designed to provide the student with specific skills necessary to conduct law enforcement activities associated with search warrants, arrests, investigative detention, warrantless searches, in-custody and voluntary interviews, eyewitness identifications and non-testimonial and identification orders. 

At the end of this block of instruction, the participant will be able to achieve the following in accordance with information received during the instructional period: 

  • Conduct a valid investigative stop and frisk, and a lawful arrest, based in appropriate considerations of reasonable suspicion, probable cause, and use of force
  • Explain and apply the law of search and seizure with and without a search warrant
  • Explain and apply law as it relates to the issuance and service of search warrants, administrative inspection warrants and non-testimonial identification orders
  • Given a fact pattern, prepare a legally sufficient search warrant
  • Conduct interviews lawfully during investigative detention and arrest situations
  • Apply non-custodial interview procedures to obtain lawful confessions
  • Conduct non-testimonial and eyewitness identification procedures in accordance with applicable law
  • Determine whether lethal and less lethal force may be used lawfully in given fact situations
  • Determine whether emergency vehicle operation is appropriate under given fact situations
  • Identify the steps an officer should take to defend against a civil lawsuit.
Attendees MUST have the following books for the class:
  1. NC Arrest, Search and Investigation (commonly known as the “Farb Book”)
  2. The Red case law book (can be purchased from the NCJA)
  3. The Green “Supplement Book” (can be purchased from the NCJA)
To order these books, please contact the North Carolina Justice Academy at 910-525-4151 or visit the Justice Academy Bookstore.
Location:  DC    
71690     8/23-9/3 M-F   0800-1700 Register Now_LEIST: General Officer Training Courses

Rapid Deployment In-Service Training

This course will offer all law enforcement officers an opportunity to train in teams of multiple jurisdiction forces to learn new deployment practices in addition to the current best practice scenarios of a four officer response to an active assailant event.  Classroom instruction will be used to refresh officers of previous successes and areas for improvement.  Officers will also use walkthrough scenarios to refine techniques utilized by Contact Teams, Rescue Teams, and Evacuation Teams.  The class will culminate with officers using force on force training (Simunitions) against role players acting as active shooters.  Multiple instructors will be utilized for classroom and practical instruction and will evaluate and critique the officer's abilities to effectively apply techniques learned during the training event.
Location:  DC Hours:  8 Register By:    
7/7 W   0800-1700 7/1 Register Now_LEIST: Rapid Deployment
7/14 W   0800-1700 7/9 Register Now_LEIST: Rapid Deployment
7/16 F   0800-1700 7/13 Register Now_LEIST: Rapid Deployment
7/16 F   1600-2300 7/13 Register Now_LEIST: Rapid Deployment
7/19 M   0800-1700 7/14 Register Now_LEIST: Rapid Deployment
7/30 F   0800-1700 7/27 Register Now_LEIST: Rapid Deployment
7/30 F   1600-2300 7/27 Register Now_LEIST: Rapid Deployment

Tactical Patrol Officer

During a critical incident, responding patrol officers are routinely asked to perform some of the same functions as a Tactical Response Team, but are not equipped with the necessary skill sets and can be under trained with available tactical resources.  This course is designed to teach patrol officers how to conduct limited tactical operations when responding to critical incidents.  This class incorporates basic SWAT principles to teach officers skills and techniques that will allow them to respond to volatile situations, prior to a Tactical Team being assembled and deployed.  This training is an excellent addition to and teaches next level skills that can also be used in conjunction with current accepted practices used when responding to an active shooter or active assailant event.  Officers will learn effective techniques for basic trauma care (tourniquet application, wound packing, and chest seals), close quarter marksmanship with handgun and patrol rifle, using ballistic shields, crisis site approach, entry, and room clearing techniques, downed officer/civilian rescue, and low light operations.

Course Requirements;

  • Duty handgun with weapon mounted light and 3 magazines
  • Patrol rifle with weapon mounted light and 3 magazines
  • 250 rounds of rifle ammunition and 250 rounds of pistol ammunition
  • Eye and ear protection (Clear lens required for live fire shoot house)
  • Ballistic armor and ballistic helmet
  • Tactical BDU style uniform (duty uniform at a minimum)
Location:  Burlington Police Training Center/ High Point Police Range Hours:  24    
70628     9/23-9/25 TH-Sa  0800-1800 Register by:  9/16 Register Now_Law Enforcement In-Service Training