North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice
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Verbal Judo: Train the Trainer

Verbal Judo is a communication program that teaches the skills necessary to remain centered and focused during any verbal circumstance. The techniques redirect behavior, diffuse difficult situations with proven tactics and strategies to generate voluntary compliance. This 5-day training course will certify participants as Verbal Judo Instructors to teach the basic 1 or 2 day Verbal Judo course to staff in their organization. Instructor certification is valid for 3 years from the date of issue.

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Rapid Deployment Training for the Active Shooter

The Active Shooter is an issue of great concern and priority to our law enforcement profession. Recent events across the world have highlighted the need for realistic training that includes concepts, principles, and tactics designed to meet the challenges presented by these threats. Please click on "more" for complete information.

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More in-service online classes have been added!

All law enforcement 2016 in-service courses are available to be taken online (except for 2016 Firearms Training and Qualification). We have also added more online in-service detention and telecommunicator courses.

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FBI Hostage Negotiations

This 40-hour course taught by FBI and SBI instructors will provide the student with the information and skills necessary to conduct a “good negotiation.” A “good negotiation” being one in which the negotiator applies all of their training and skills to the best of their ability to resolve a crisis situation regardless of the outcome. It is offered October 17-21 in Edneyville.

Welcome to the North Carolina Justice Academy website.  The Academy's staff trains thousands of criminal justice personnel throughout the state. Numerous state and local agencies make use of the campus facilities, instructional services, and its professional staff for criminal justice training.

We have two campuses located in Salemburg and Edneyville, NC to better serve North Carolina Criminal Justice Agencies' training needs. Please refer to our maps for driving directions and the lower portion of the screen for contact information.  Once you arrive on campus, please use these campus maps to find your way around our campuses. We hope you enjoy your stay at the Academy. 

Mark Strickland 
Director, NC Justice Academy

A Nationally Accredited
Law Enforcement Training Agency