North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Officer Safety/Readiness Training

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

Who Should Attend:

All law enforcement officers

Course Goals:

To provide the student with the tactics and options which will assist in the safe response to high risk situations.

Course Objectives:

The student will be able to demonstrate techniques to safely accomplish the following tasks:

→ Tactical handcuffing and ground fighting. 
→ Utilize proper contact/cover tactical skills.   
→ Safely conduct known and unknown risk vehicle stops.   
→ Utilize skills developed to safely conduct building searches.   
→ Respond to and safely defuse domestic violence calls.


This course employs discussion, demonstration and practical exercises.

Course Requirements:

Attendance is required at all class sessions. Students will be required to successfully complete all practical exercises and instructor evaluations. Students will be given a final exam on the last day of class. All students must pass the final exam with a minimum score of 75%.
Special Concerns:
Students will need to bring their duty gear and weapon, ballistic vest, flashlight, rain and appropriate weather gear, civilian clothes for role playing, and police vehicle with operational emergency equipment.  There will be two night sessions.


Register for ALL NCJA classes ((online, traditional and web-based) 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.


Course Coordinator:

Richard White

Length of Course:

Five days - 45 hours

LIMIT: 3 students per department.