North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Police Law Institute for SROs

 
Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 

Who Should Attend:

School Resource Officers (SROs) involved with enforcement activities associated with search warrants, warrantless searches, interviews, eyewitness identifications and nontestimonial identification orders and who are subject to potential legal liability resulting from those activities. NO STUDENT WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR PARTIAL ENROLLMENT. This Police Law Institute course is only being offered to SROs.

Course Goals:

To provide the skills necessary to conduct enforcement activities associated with search warrants, warrantless searches, interviews, eyewitness identifications and nontestimonial identification orders and to avoid liability while conducting such activities.

Course Objectives:

The student will be able to:

⇒ Draft a valid search warrant.
⇒ Lawfully execute a search warrant.
⇒ Lawfully conduct warrantless searches.
⇒ Conduct interviews lawfully during an investigative detention or arrest situation.
⇒ Apply noncustodial interview procedures to obtain lawful confessions.
⇒ Conduct nontestimonial and eyewitness identification procedures in accordance with applicable law.
⇒ Conduct a valid investigative stop and frisk and a lawful arrest, using proper basis, parameters and use of force.
⇒ Determine whether non-lethal and deadly force may lawfully be used in given fact situations.
⇒ Determine whether emergency vehicle operation is appropriate under given fact situations.
⇒ Identify the steps an officer may take to defend against a liability action. 

Methodologies:

This course utilizes discussion, video scenarios, practical exercises, programmed texts, student readings and case studies.  

Course Requirements:

Attendance is required at all class sessions. The student must participate in class and practical exercises, successfully prepare search warrants and nontestimonial orders and successfully attain a required score on a written examination. Students are required to have a copy of the Arrest, Search and Investigation textbook, written by Robert Farb and published by the UNC School of Government.

Special Concerns:
Readings and other assignments will need to be completed in the student’s evening hours.

Registration:

Register for ALL NCJA classes (traditional classroom and online) on our  North Carolina Justice Academy Training Portal. After signing in to the portal, you can view ALL available classes. If you don’t have a portal account, instructions for creating one are located here.

Please provide an email to registrar with School Name, Principal's Name and school phone number 


 


Course Coordinators:

Scott Grantham

 

Length of Course:

Ten Days - 76 hours

 

SRO Certificate Program Accredited