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Public Safety Classes to Begin at SCC in March

Close up of hands demonstrating CPR on a mannequin. Sandhills Community College Continuing Education’s Public Safety department is offering a CPR class for healthcare providers and a detention officer certification course in March. The department works in partnership with multiple accrediting agencies to provide training, certification and recertification, and specialty programs to assist the needs of local public safety agencies.

Law Enforcement Training

“Detention Officer Certification Course” is 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.

“Detention Officer Certification Course” will be held Mondays-Fridays, March 9-April 8 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The cost is $180 plus a $5 tech fee.

Health and Medical Services

“CPR for Healthcare Providers” is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR and other lifesaving skills in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

“CPR for Healthcare Providers” will be held on Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost is $50 plus a $4 card fee.


Register in the Sandhills Community College Continuing Education office located on the first floor of Van Dusen Hall. Registration by phone with a credit card can be made by calling (910) 695-3980. Registration hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

For questions about this or other Public Safety classes, please contact, Michelle Bauer, Fire and Rescue Director at (910) 695-3774 or or Denise Cameron, Law Enforcement/EMS Director, at or (910) 695-3944.

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