The North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission and the Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission regulate the training and certification of sheriffs’ deputies, law enforcement officers, corrections officers, and juvenile justice officers.
Both commissions maintain a staff of employees at the Department of Justice. They meet quarterly to discuss training and certification topics and to hear cases of deputies or officers accused of violating commission rules. The commissions are represented by attorneys from the Department of Justice.
The North Carolina Justice Academy (with campuses in Edneyville and Salemburg) provides basic, intermediate, and advanced training for law enforcement officers on topics including: anti-terrorism, community oriented policing, criminal investigation, traffic crash investigation, firearms, self-defense, and management and supervision.
The Law Enforcement Liaison Section of the Department of Justice provides legal guidance and technical assistance to state and local law enforcement agencies. It serves as legal counsel to the Standards Commissions; SBI’s Division of Criminal Information; Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission; and North Carolina Company Police Program.