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Our Mission

To improve the quality and effectiveness of criminal justice services to the citizens of North Carolina through research, education, training, and support for criminal justice and related personnel.

Core Values

Everyone at the North Carolina Justice Academy is dedicated to meeting your needs in the best possible way. In everything we do, we strive to build a quality conscious organization that attends to your training needs. The following Core Values establish inviolable standards of quality and professionalism and let you know what you can expect from us. We will provide quality training to our students. It will be current, consistent, correct, and applicable to on the job experience.

We will put our students' interests first. We will help them achieve their goals by putting their needs first. We will seek their input in all that we do.

We encourage and support our staff's creative, innovative ideas and practices. We are committed to a quality work environment and the professional development of each employee. Our staff is our greatest resource.

We will treat all people fairly and in an unbiased manner and will establish an environment conducive to this. All persons with whom we interact will be treated with respect and courtesy.

We will ensure that our learning environment is comfortable and clean and attends to both the routine and special needs of the students.

We believe that students learn best when they can practice skills and apply them to their job setting. Our training will emphasize "hands on" experiences in the classroom.

We are representatives of the Academy and Department of Justice.  We will act and look professional at all times.

We will strive to be the leaders in innovative practices, programs, and technology; assisting our clients in addressing present and future needs of the citizens of this state.

We’ll not forget that we ultimately serve the citizens of North Carolina and therefore we will manage our organization’s resources effectively and efficiently.