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Law Enforcement Training

Read about College of The Albemarle’s (COA) law enforcement training courses.

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)

COA’s BLET program is a 16-week certificate course (typically offered twice a year) designed to give you the essential skills required for entry-level employment as a law enforcement officer. You’ll participate in over 600 hours) of training, including classroom tests, physical training and a physical assessment. At the end of the class, you’ll sit for the certification examination administered by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. In-service classes mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Commission Training and Standards Division (including those for telecommunicators and detention officers) are provided online as well as in a traditional classroom setting.

Advanced Law Enforcement Training (ALET)

ALET course work is designed to offer current law enforcement officers advanced learning opportunities that may be counted toward an intermediate or advanced law enforcement certificate.

Registration

ALET registration email: coa_alet@albemarle.edu.

2020 ALET Class Schedules

Date Course Location Syn Hours State Testing
March 16 – 20 Police Law Institute (PLI) COA – Elizabeth City:
C 138G
55342 74 n/a
March 24 – 26 Standardized Field Sobriety Test Training (SFST) Nags Head Police Department 52317 24 n/a
March 27 Introduction to Drugged Driving (extension of SFST) Nags Head Police Department 52321 4 n/a
April 13 – 17 Field Training Officer (FTO) COA – Elizabeth City:
FC 121B
n/a 40 n/a
April 23 Verbal Judo COA – Elizabeth City:
FC 121B
n/a 8 n/a
May 19 – 21 Fundamental of the Investigative COA – Elizabeth City:
FC 121B
n/a 24 n/a
June 10 – 11 Child Abuse and Fatality Investigations COA – Elizabeth City:
FC 121B
n/a 16 n/a
June 12 Death and Crime Scene Management for First Responders COA – Elizabeth City:
FC 121B
n/a 8 n/a
July 14 – 16 Narcotics Investigative Techniques COA – Elizabeth City: C 138G n/a 24 n/a
July 15 – 29 General Instructor School COA – Elizabeth City:
FC 121B
n/a 96 Aug. 14
Sep. 21 – 25 Death and Homicide Investigation COA – Elizabeth City: FC 121B n/a 40 n/a
Oct. 6 – 8 Drug Enforcement for Patrol Officers COA – Elizabeth City:
C 138G
n/a TBA n/a
Nov. 3 – 5 Narcotics Investigative Techniques COA – Elizabeth City:
C 138G
n/a TBA n/a
Nov. 19 Impartial Policing COA – Elizabeth City n/a 8 n/a
Dec. 7 – 9 Fundamentals of the Investigative Process COA – Elizabeth City:
C 138G
n/a TBA n/a
Dec. 10 – 11 Child Abuse and Fatality Investigations COA – Elizabeth City:
C 138G
n/a TBA n/a

Speed Measurement Instrument (SMI) Class Schedule

SMI Class Dates Course Location Syn Hours State Testing
May 6 Radar Recertification COA – Elizabeth City: FC 121B n/a 8 May 8
June 8 – 11 Radar Operator COA – Elizabeth City: FC 121B n/a 40 June 12
Aug. 10 Radar Operator COA – Elizabeth City: FC 121B n/a 6 Aug. 14
Aug. 10 Radar/Lidar Combo Recertification COA – Elizabeth City: FC 121B n/a 8 Aug. 14
Aug. 11 Lidar Operator COA – Elizabeth City: FC 121B n/a 10 Aug. 14
Sep. 8 Radar Operator Nags Head Police Department n/a 6 Sep. 11
Sep. 8 Radar/Lidar Combo Recertification Nags Head Police Department n/a 8 Sep. 11
Sep. 9 Lidar Operator Nags Head Police Department n/a 10 Sep. 11
Oct. 5 – 8 Radar Operator Nags Head Police Department n/a 40 Oct. 9

K-9 Class Schedule

K-9 Class Dates Course Location Syn Hours State Testing
April 7 and 14 K-9 In-service Training Currituck County Sheriff’s Office n/a 10 n/a
May 19 and 26 K-9 In-service Training Currituck County Sheriff’s Office n/a 10 n/a
June 8 and 9 Advance Narcotics Vehicle and Building Seminar COA – Elizabeth City: FC 121B n/a 20 n/a
June 23 and 30 K-9 In-service Training Currituck County Sheriff’s Office n/a 10 n/a
July 14 and 21 K-9 In-service Training Currituck County Sheriff’s Office n/a 10 n/a
Aug. 4 and 11 K-9 In-service Training Currituck County Sheriff’s Office n/a 10 n/a
Sep. 8 and 15 K-9 In-service Training Currituck County Sheriff’s Office n/a 10 n/a
Oct. 6 and 13 K-9 In-service Training Currituck County Sheriff’s Office n/a 10 n/a
Nov. 10 and 17 K-9 In-service Training Currituck County Sheriff’s Office n/a 10 n/a
Dec. 8 and 15 K-9 In-service Training Currituck County Sheriff’s Office n/a 10 n/a

2021 ALET Class Schedules

Date Course Location Syn Hours State Testing
Jan. 11 – 15 Field Training Officer COA – Elizabeth City:
C 138G
n/a TBA n/a
Feb. 1 – 12 Police Law Institute (PLI) TBA n/a TBA n/a
April 1 – 15 General Instructor Course COA – Elizabeth City n/a 85 April 9

Corrections Officer Training

COA offers the Corrections Officer Training program. This week-long class provides the Workforce Development and Career Readiness requirements for North Carolina Department of Corrections personnel serving at state prisons, including Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City. COA is also working toward certification to offer the Detention Officer Training program, an intensive, month-long class for those interested in serving at the county or municipal level.