Law Enforcement Training (Continuing Education)

The Continuing Education Law Enforcement Training division at Sandhills Community College provides programs for current police, deputy sheriffs, detention officers, correctional officers, probation officers, and others affiliated directly with law enforcement.

Training ranges from generic, topic-based classes, which are suitable for all law enforcement personnel. These classes range from legal matters to communication and observation skills.

Training can also be very specific: Crisis Intervention Training (Mental Health Intervention Education), SWAT (tactical training), Drug Interdiction, Firearms, CRDT (control, restraints and defensive tactics), and ground fighting.

Much of the training is mandated as “in-service” by the North Carolina Department of Justice or the North Carolina Department of Correction.

Law Enforcement Training

Detention Officer Certification Course

Instructor: Bill Flint
Caddell Public Safety Training Center
$180 + $5 tech fee

Offered under the guidelines and requirements as set forth by North Carolina Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission.
Trainees must successfully complete 22 blocks of instruction and pass State-administered exam as well as demonstrate competency in all skill areas in order to be eligible for certification as a detention officer.
Lecture, demonstrations and practical exercises are primary methods of instruction.

Contact Denise Cameron for registration information at or 910-695-3944.
Prerequisites: High School diploma or equivalent.

Course Code: 1842      Mondays-Fridays (dates TBD)      8 am-6 pm

For information about our Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program, click here.

Police Sniper Registration Form: PoliceSniperRegistrationForm


Denise Cameron
Law Enforcement / EMS Coordinator Public Safety
120 Van Dusen Hall