Law Enforcement In-Service Training


Welcome to the A-B Tech Law Enforcement Training page. We also list the dates and times for yearly Mandatory In-Service Training. A-B Tech offers both the online format and the face to face instructional format for in-service training.

Classes have been updated for 2021

Listed below are upcoming Law Enforcement Training classes that will be offered through A-B Tech. All of our instructors for these courses have extensive expertise and years of service in the law enforcement and criminal justice fields. If you have any questions, please contact us as indicated below.

A-B Tech Law Enforcement Training Staff

Marty McNeely - Law Enforcement Training Director

Jeff Augram - Law Enforcement Training Coordinator

Kevin Pressley - Law Enforcement Training Coordinator

To all Law Enforcement Agencies: If there are any training needs we are not meeting, please contact us to see if it can be brought to our Training Center.

To complete or or print out registration form go to 2020 Law Enforcement Training Continuing Education Data Form.

Once complete and signed, please scan and forward by e-mail to martyamcneely@abtech.edu or to charlesjaugram@abtech.edu

Please Note: We no longer have fax capabilities at the Law Enforcement Training Center.

NEW Classes Offered for 2021

The following classes will be offered at our Training Center located at 24 Canoe Lane in Asheville, NC 28804. Classes will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Room 202/203. Please check the overhead monitors in the main lobby for any classroom assignment changes.

 

  • Intox EC/IR II Operator School from May 17 - 21, 2021
  • Intox EC/IR II Operator School from July 26 - 30, 2021
  • Intox EC/IR II Operator School from September 20 - 24, 2021
  • Intox EC/IR II one-day Recertification classes will be held May 4 - 13, July 21 - 23, Sept. 14 - 17, 2021 and Nov. 15 - 19.

 

Dan Cutler from the NC Department Health and Human Services is the lead instructor.

To register for this class, please go to the NCJA Training Portal

February
22nd - Basic Lidar Operator (must possess a valid and current Radar Operator Certification)
23rd - Radar/Lidar Recertification
24th - State Written Examination

April
19th through 21st - Basic Radar Operator
22nd - Radar/Lidar Recertification
23rd - State Written Examination

July
22nd - Radar/Lidar Recertification
23rd - State Written Examination

September
20th through 22nd - Basic Radar Operator
23rd - State Written Examination

November
15th - Basic Lidar Operator (must possess a valid and current Radar Operator Certification)
16th - Radar/Lidar Recertification
17th - State Written Examination

These classes begin at 8 a.m. each day.

This course is for currently certified radar, lidar, or radar/vascar operators who need to re-certify. Officers should bring their radar course notebooks and practice their clocks prior to class.

Provide for practice and testing a vehicle and the radar in which the trainee seeks re-certification.

Special Requirements: Study and practice prior to class.

Importance Notice - Effective immediately, all pre-registrations must be accompanied by a copy of the officer's current SMI Certificate or one that falls within the 12-month grace period.

Location: Public Safety Training Center, 24 Canoe Lane, Woodfin, NC 28804.

To Register for Radar/Lidar/SMI courses, please contact Jeff Augram at charlesjaugram@abtech.edu

July 26 through 30, 2021

October 4 through 8, 2021

Classes will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Room 239.

This course is the 40-hour NCJA Field Training Officer and is for law enforcement officers who are or will be assigned to provide field training to new officers. This course will provide the technical and personal skills to individuals in order for them to function as evaluators and trainers of recruits who have completed BLET, DOCC, or new hires in Communications.

Sgt Dustan Auldredge with the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office will be the lead instructor.

May 24 through 28, 2021

August 9 through 13, 2021

Classes will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Room 239.

The goal of this 40-hour block is to provide the student with a deeper understanding of their role as a first-line supervisor and the expectations of different groups of people they interact with on a daily basis. Topics covered: Management Tasks, Community-Oriented Policing, and Problem Solving, Performance Appraisals, Coaching and Mentoring, Discipline, Supervision of Difficult Employees, and Tactical Operations.

Captain Rusty Sweezy will be the lead instructor.

Lead Instructor: Officer Hunter Welborn

Hunter Welborn is an officer with the Asheville Police Department and was assigned to the joint Asheville City/ Buncombe County DWI Task Force. Hunter takes DWI offenses very seriously and is committed to providing the best training possible to officers of North Carolina. Our 2017 In-service training tells us that officers testifying about SFST tests performed in the field must be court-certified as experts before testimony will be allowed about any SFST test performed. Hunter will have an array of assist instructors with extensive experience in SFST performance and DWI enforcement.

April 26 - 29, 2021

The first day of class will start at 8 a.m. and the remainder of the class schedule will be given by the instructor on that day.

To enroll for this online (Moodle) training, please use the registration form at the top of the page and email it to Chief Bissinger at scottjbissinger@abtech.edu

Classes for 2021 start dates:

  • March 1
  • March 6
  • March 11
  • March 16
  • March 21
  • March 31
  • April 7
  • April 8
  • April 13
  • April 19
  • April 25
  • May 1
  • May
  • May 5
  • May 11
  • May 17
  • May 22
  • May 30
  • June 2
  • June 19
  • June 30
  • July 11
  • July 27
  • August 24
  • September 5
  • October 6
  • October 20
  • November 8
  • November 28
  • December 10

Registration for these classes must be received 2-weeks prior to the start of the class. If the class you request is full you will be moved to the next available class.

All classes must be completed in the 4-week time period.

Total of 28-hours of training for 2021

All classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Important Notice - All three days and all blocks of instruction must be successfully completed in their entirety to receive credit. To enroll in this classroom training, please use the registration form at the top of the page and email it to Jeff Augram at charlesjaugram@abtech.edu

  • April 12, 13, and 14, 2021
  • July 27, 28, and 29, 2021
  • December 7, 8, and 9, 2021

2021 Mandatory in-service topics will be presented as follows:

Day 1 (10 hours)

  • 0800-1200 Legal Update
  • 1300-1700 School Safety & Responding to School Incidents
  • 1700-1900 Hemp Industry: Overview & Officer Roles

Day 2 (10 hours)

  • 0800-1200 Officer Awareness: Responding to Victims of Trauma
  • 1300-1500 Hazardous Materials
  • 1500-1900 2021 Patrol Vehicle Operations

Day 3 (8 hours)

  • 0800-1200 2021 Firearms Classroom
  • 1300-1500 Physical & Mental Awareness: Building & Implementing a Plan for Improvement
  • 1500-1700 Continue to Make a Difference: Positive Engagement Stories & Studies

Total: 28 hours

These classes are being held at the Buncombe County Training Center 24 Canoe Lane Asheville NC 28804.

These course offerings cover the Mandatory In-Service Training for 2021. Twenty-eight hours of credit will only be given to the students who successfully complete all three days.

The Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) program was developed by NHTSA and was created to address the gap in training between the Standardized Field Sobriety Training (SFST) and the Drug Evaluation Classification (DEC) Program.

July 12 - 13, 2021

September 13 - 14, 2021

The SFST program trains officers to identify and assess drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol while the DEC Program provides more advanced training to evaluate suspected drug impairment. The SFST assessment is typically employed at the roadside, while an officer trained as a drug recognition expert (DRE) through the DEC Program conducts a drug evaluation in a more controlled environment such as a detention facility.

ARIDE is a 16-hour program intended to bridge the gap between these two programs by providing officers with general knowledge related to drug impairment and promoting the use of DREs in states that have the DEC Program. One of the most significant aspects of ARIDE is its review and required student demonstration of the SFST proficiency requirements. The ARIDE program also stresses the importance of securing the most appropriate biological sample in order to identify substances likely causing impairment.

These classes have a top capacity of 12 so please register soon.

 

Hosted by: the Asheville Police Department

For local information regarding the training venue or hotel accommodations for this training opportunity.

Please contact Lt. Chuck Sams of the Asheville Police Department

Seminar registration is open to all law enforcement – sworn and professional civilian staff.

Other Classes Posted

What Is CIT?

  • Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) is a program for community policing that brings together law enforcement and mental health providers to improve responses to people in crisis. CIT programs improve communication and identify mental health resources for assisting people in crisis and ensure that officers get the training and support that they need.

What Does CIT Training Entail?

  • CIT programs provide officers with 40-hours of training that includes instruction from mental health professionals and experienced officers in our community; Verbal de-escalation skills; and Scenario-based training on responding to crises.

What are the Benefits of CIT?

  • CIT provides officers with more tools to do their job effectively and can improve officer safety. It is designed to help keep people with mental illness out of jail and hopefully expose them to treatment options.

2021 Dates

July 19-23

Sept. 13-17

Oct. 25-29

Dec. 6-10

Location: A-B Tech Woodfin at the Buncombe County Training Center Room. We are located next to Craggy Prison

24 Canoe Lane in Asheville, NC 28804

To register for this class, complete the Data and Registration Form linked at the top of this page and forward it as indicated. Please note that we no longer have fax capabilities.

JUNE 14 -16, 2021

This course provides training on and resources for personnel requiring advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS).

The above course will be taught by Chief (ret) Kevan Smith from the Asheville Regional Airport Department of Public Safety. To Register, please go to the NC Emergency Management TERMS website. Students will need to bring a laptop computer to this class.

June 17 and 18, 2021

This course is designed to explain how major incidents engender special management challenges, describe the circumstances in which an Area Command is established, and describe the circumstances in which multi-agency coordination systems are established.

The above course will be taught by (ret) Kevan Smith from the Asheville Regional Airport Department of Public Safety. To Register, please go to the NC Emergency Management TERMS website.

Classes will be held at the Buncombe County Training Center - A-B Tech's Woodfin Campus - 24 Canoe Lane, Asheville, NC 28804.

June 18, 2021

8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

This course provides an overview of the legal issues involved in the use of the police canine in the patrol setting, including the admissibility of canine evidence and civil liability concerns arising from the use of the police canine. Topics covered include: the use of the police canine as an instrumentality of force (with a special emphasis on minimizing potential civil liability); the use of the police canine as a tool to search for evidence (focusing particularly on the admissibility of canine evidence); and, the use of the canine to track suspects (again with a particular focus on the admissibility of this canine evidence). This course is ideal for canine handlers and for law enforcement administrators who are directly or indirectly responsible for the supervision of canine units.

Lead Instructor will be Attorney Greg Rodgers of Smith Rodgers PLLC who firm specializes as legal consultants for law enforcement.

Open Range Dates & Times

All dates listed are from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Officers may arrive as their schedule allows. This will be for practice drills, practice qualifications and qualifying with secondary handguns.

  • April 14 is for rifle only, no handguns
  • May 5
  • May 26
  • June 16 is for rifle only, no handgun
  • July 7
  • July 28
  • August 18 is for rifle only, no handgun
  • September 8
  • September 29
  • October 27
  • November 17 is for rifle only, no handgun
  • December 8

These dates are open to any sworn Law Enforcement Officer who wants to practice and/or qualify. The qualification days are listed above.

Please contact Lt. Dale DenOuden Buncombe Co. SO

April 20, 21 and 22, 2020 - Canceled

October 28, 29 and 30, 2020

The first day will be at the Buncombe County Training Center Room located at 24 Canoe Lane at AB Tech Woodfin starting at 8 a.m. The students will need to bring with them their rifles on the first day to class (unloaded, safe, and secure). The students will need 500 rifle rounds and 50 rounds for their handguns. Hearing, eye protection, and a billed baseball-style cap are required. All officers must be wearing a uniform or BDU-type attire with agency identifiers on the same.

Day one - Lecture and hands-on application with the rifle including a breakdown and re-assembly. Times will be 8 am until complete.

Day two - Madison Range, Time will be set by the instructor.

Day Three -Madison Range, Time will be set by the instructor

Please contact Sgt. Allan Endaya Buncombe Co SO at allan.endaya@buncombecounty.org

TBA, 2017 0900-1700

There will be an Alcohol Screening Testing Device Training at the Buncombe County Training Center 24 Canoe Lane. This training is essential for officers using PBT's roadside.

STUDENTS will need to bring their PBT's with them to class.

Instructor Anthony FTA branch

All SFST certified officers are required to have the updated information provided in this class. This class will be held at the Buncombe County Training Center

Instructor: Ann Fowler

This course exceeds the state-mandated 174-hours and upon successful completion, the student will be eligible to be certified as a detention officer in North Carolina.

All classes must be completed in the 3-week time period

The following classes are covered in the online course.

All certified Detention Officers in the state of North Carolina are required to complete 12-hours of mandatory In-Service Training. This online course will provide you with the 12-hours required, and the 8 credits/hours of the Topics of Choice. You will need to speak with your agency Training Director to see if it meets your department's needs.

To register, please contact Sgt. Mike Murphy at michael.murphy@buncombecounty.org

These refresher classes will be in 4-hour blocks from 0800 to 1200 and 1300 to 1700.

June 21, 2021

To register for these classes, complete the Data and Registration Form linked at the top of this page and forward as indicated. These classes have a top capacity of 25 so get registered soon.

8:30 a.m. - varies (most days will end at 5:30 p.m. at least one day will last till 6:30 p.m.)

The class will be held at Buncombe County Training Center, 24 Canoe Ln, Room 230, Asheville, NC.

To register for this and any other Telecommunications classes contact brooke.hazlett@buncombecounty.org

Telecommunicator Online In-Service Training Dates TBA

To register for these and any other classes contact brooke.hazlett@buncombecounty.org

All classes must be completed in the 3-week time period

The following classes are covered in the online course:

Total: 18 credits/hours

All certified Telecommunicators in the state of North Carolina are required to complete 16-hours of mandatory In-Service Training. This online course will provide you with the 12 required topic hours, and 6 additional credits/hours from the topics of choice. You will need to speak with your agency's Training Director to see if it meets your department's needs.

This class introduces the officer to the proper use and aftercare of the M26 and X26 Taser. The course will examine the history of Taser use and proper application and each officer will be introduced to the effects of being Tased and have the opportunity to fire a Taser during this training.
Date: TBA

Buncombe County Training Center, 20 Canoe Lane, Woodfin, NC 28804

The class starts at 8 a.m. on the first day.

 

To Register or inquire about any of these in-service courses contact:

Kevin Pressley

— or —

Jeff Augram

These courses are restricted to sworn law enforcement personnel and there is no cost - unless noted.