Law Enforcement Continuing Education and In-Service Training


Welcome to the A-B Tech Law Enforcement Training page.

Listed below are upcoming Law Enforcement Training classes that will be offered through A-B Tech. If you have any questions or if there is a training program you would like to see offered in the future, please let us know.

Course registration is restricted to sworn law enforcement officers. Federal law enforcement and company police officers are not fee-exempt.

A-B Tech Law Enforcement Training Staff

Marty McNeely - Law Enforcement Training Director

R. Daryl Fisher - Law Enforcement Training Coordinator

To complete or print out the registration form go to the 2021 Law Enforcement Training Continuing Education Data Form.

Please email completed registration forms to robertdfisher@abtech.edu

Annual Internal Affairs Conference

August 1-5, Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort in Asheville

 

In partnership with A-B Tech, the North Carolina Internal Affairs Investigators’ Association is pleased to announce the 2022 Annual Internal Affairs Training Conference. The training will take place at the Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort in Asheville located at 1 Resort Drive, Asheville, NC 28806 from Monday, August 1 to Friday, August 5, 2022. The room rate is $149 or $164 per night (plus taxes and fees).

Registration for this conference must be registered through www.nciaia.org

Reservations can be made via phone at 1-828-285-2603 (Normal Business Hours) or 1-844-330-0296 (24/7) and need to advise the Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort that they will be attending the NC Internal Affairs Investigator’s Association Annual Conference to receive this room rate. The reservations can also be made online at www.ashevillecp.com and the group rate can be received by entering group code IAI. 

Click here for the link to automatically add the group code when booking. 

 

Classes Offered for 2022

Active Shooter Incidents: Back to the Basics - Managing the First 30 Minutes of Mass Violence Incidents

Friday, Aug. 19, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with registration from 8 to 8:30 a.m. at A-B Tech Woodfin in the Emergency Services Training Center Auditorium. More details can be downloaded here

Must be current members of Law Enforcement, Fire Service, EMS, 911 Centers and Emergency Management. Must have agency ID/credentials to attend. 

All local and state funded agencies' first responders are fee exempt. To register call 828-398-7902 or email conedregistration@abtech.edu. For information regarding the class, contact Tim Green at 828-782-2623 or timothywgreen@abtech.edu.

This class is now full and registration is closed.

Please print off this registration form, complete, and e-mail back to Daryl Fisher at  robertdfisher@abtech.edu so we can get an accurate count on attendees.

 

  • July 11-15
  • Dec. 12-16

Please print off this registration form, complete, and e-mail back to Daryl Fisher at  robertdfisher@abtech.edu so we can get an accurate count on attendees.

Instructor SGT Dustan Auldredge, Buncombe Co. Sheriff’s Office

  • Oct. 17-21

 

Please print off this registration form, complete, and e-mail back to Daryl Fisher at  robertdfisher@abtech.edu so we can get an accurate count on attendees.

A-B Tech is offering a First Line Supervisor class from Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22, 2022 from 8 am to 5 pm in classroom 234 at A-B Tech Woodfin Campus.  Lead Instructor will be retired Buncombe County Sheriff's Captain Rusty Sweezy.  Rusty brings many years of leadership experience to the classroom from his positions at the Hendersonville Police Department, NC Justice Academy, and the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office.  Rusty is also our lead instructor for the WNC Law Enforcement Leadership Academy.

Please print off this registration form, complete, and e-mail back to Daryl Fisher at  robertdfisher@abtech.edu so we can get an accurate count on attendees.

HelpMate of Buncombe County and A-B Tech's Law Enforcement Training Unit continues in partnership to offer a second investigative domestic violence training as it relates to Identifying Predominant Aggressors.  This class will be held at A-B Tech Woodfin on August 24, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 202. 

The Identifying Predominant Aggressors class is an 8 hour class covering topics like batterer behaviors, traumatic responses from victims of domestic violence, dual arrests/when to arrest, and context intent, and effect in determining predominant aggressors while responding to incidents of domestic violence. 

The class is facilitated by Kevin Long, the Helpmate LAP Coordinator,  and April Burgess-Johnson, Helpmate’s Executive Director.  Coordinator Long and Director Burgess-Johnson both have extensive experience in assisting Domestic Violence Victims and aiding Law Enforcement in Domestic Violence Investigations.  AB Tech is honored to partner with HelpMate in this most worthwhile endeavor.   

Class size is limited to 20 students.  Tuition cost is waived for all sworn law enforcement officers but completion of college registration documentation is required at the start of the class.  Please print off this registration form, complete, and e-mail Law Enforcement Training Coordinator Daryl Fisher at robertdfisher@abtech.edu.  If needed, we will do a waitlist.  Additional classes will be added to our website when available.  

  

  • Intoxilyzer operator recertification, August 9-12 (one day each)
  • Basic Intoxilyzer Operator school, August 15-19
  • Intoxilyzer operator recertification, October 5-7 (one day each)
  • Basic Intoxilyzer Operator school, October 10-14

Registration for this course must be completed through the NC Justice Academy Training Portal. More information can be found at Forensic Tests for Alcohol: Law Enforcement Training.

24-Hour Training Course

Tuition Cost for Southern Police Institute: $500.00 Course

Register Online at Southern Police Institute

Dates of Classes: November 7-9, 2022

Hosted by Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

Location of Training: Buncombe County Training Center - A-B Tech Woodfin

For More Information Contact:

Class Description: This course exposes participants to the key elements necessary to be successful as chiefs of police/heads of a law enforcement agency. A variety of topics and techniques will be covered that will prepare participants to engage in a management style that will foster a rewarding and successful career as a police chief or head of a law enforcement agency. The focus of the training will serve to facilitate executive-level decision-making techniques that will lead the participants down the road to success. The learning environment and course exercises will be interactive with frequent group discussions designed to draw on the experience and expertise of the participants themselves as well as from the experience the instructor brings to the class. Practical and scenario-based exercises, along with information sharing and discussion within the class, will provide the opportunity for course participants to understand issues from many different viewpoints to assist them in grasping the concepts as they are discussed. Participants will work individually and in small or large groups and present assigned projects to the class. Participants will be presented with material and instruction designed to facilitate and encourage positive, developmental, forward-thinking roles for leading their agencies. This is accomplished by not only helping the participant to become successful but by assisting in heading his/her agency in a successful direction.

Who Should Attend: Advanced/Senior Level Officers and Command Level Officers seeking to develop their leadership skills and abilities.

Course Topics and Areas of Instruction: Leadership Theories and Approaches, Application of Leadership Principles, Foundations of Organization Leadership, Challenges of Leadership, Organizational Crisis, Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times, and Stories of Leadership

Instructors Chief Scott Bissinger and LT Mike Murphy, Buncombe Co. Sheriff’s Office

  • 7/10/2022
  • 7/11/2022
  • 7/21/2022
  • 7/27/2022
  • 8/1/2022
  • 8/17/2022
  • 8/24/2022
  • 9/5/2022
  • 9/14/2022
  • 9/26/2022
  • 10/6/2022
  • 10/20/2022
  • 10/27/2022
  • 11/8/2022
  • 11/10/2022
  • 11/28/2022
  • 11/29/2022
  • 12/1/2022
  • 12/10/2022
  • 12/19/2022
  • 12/31/2022

Please print off this registration form, complete, and e-mail back to Daryl Fisher at  robertdfisher@abtech.edu.

Instructors Chief Scott Bissinger and LT Mike Murphy, Buncombe Co. Sheriff’s Office

  • Dec 6, 7, & 8

You must attend all 3 days to receive credit.

8 am to 5 pm for a total of 24 hours

 

Day 1 (Murphy)

  • 2022 Domestic Violence: The Psychology of Whether to Stay or Go (2) MM
  • 2022 Ethics: Preempting Misconduct and Increasing Integrity (2) MM
  • 2022 Legal Update (4) MM

 

Day 2 (Murphy 0800-1200 / Bissinger 1300-1700)

  • 2022 Incorporating a Co-Response: Partnering with Community Professionals (2) MM;
  • 2022 Subversive Groups: Maneuvering Encounters with Fringe Groups (2) MM
  • 2022 Creating a Safety Net (2) SB
  • 2022 Practicing Proactive Wellness (2) SB

 

Day 3 (Bissinger) 

  • 2022 Firearms and Qualification (4) SB
  • 2022 Hazardous Materials (2) SB
  • 2022 Raising The Bar: Enhancing Community Engagement (2) SB

 

* Bold indicates state mandatory Topics

 

 

  • Lidar Operator school, July 20
  • Radar / Radar-Lidar operator recertification, July 21
  • Basic Radar Operator school, September 19-21
  • Lidar Operator school, November 14
  • Radar / Radar-Lidar operator recertification, November 15

All basic and recertification testing will occur at A-B Tech/Woodfin the same week as training.

A copy of the operator’s current, valid operator certificate must accompany registration forms for recertification classes.

A current, valid Radar operator certificate must accompany any registration forms for Lidar Operator school.

Please print off this registration form, complete, and e-mail back to Daryl Fisher at  robertdfisher@abtech.edu so we can get an accurate count on attendees.

A-B Tech is partnering with the Asheville Police Department (APD) to offer Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST)  at or Woodfin Campus from Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, July 8, 2022.  Asheville Police Officer Hunter Welborn is the lead instructor.  The class is from 8 am to 7 pm daily in classroom 239 at A-B Tech Woodfin Campus.

Please print off this registration form, complete, and e-mail back to Daryl Fisher at  robertdfisher@abtech.edu so we can get an accurate count on attendees.

 

The following courses are being developed and training dates will be posted once confirmed. Some classes may only be offered on an as-needed basis.

  • ARIDE
  • Detention Officer Certification (DOCC)
  • General Instructor Training
  • Social Media Investigations
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST)
  • Taser Certification
  • Telecommunicator Certification

Course registration is restricted to sworn law enforcement officers. Federal law enforcement and company police officers are not fee-exempt.