Law Enforcement Training
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The Law Enforcement Training program at VGCC is designed to provide Sworn Law Enforcement Officers, Detention Officers, Telecommunicators and Corrections Officers with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills based on new and existing technology. Programs are open to all Law Enforcement Agencies in the area. A broad range of Mandated and Specialty classes, based on both agency needs and new training standards, are offered during the year on the college campus and at various agency locations.
Students who arrive late or leave early will not receive full credit for the training course. 100% attendance is required in all training courses. Attendees must bring any issued equipment needed for the course on the day it is to be utilized.
The cost for in-service training courses is FREE for certified officers affiliated with a public North Carolina Agency, otherwise you will be required to pay the designated registration fee.
Enrollment in these courses is restricted to Law Enforcement Officers and Criminal Justice Professionals.
The dress code is business casual unless course participation requires other specific attire. T-shirts and shorts are not allowed. If you wear your service weapon to training at VGCC you must display your badge also.
A course may be canceled if fewer than 10 students are enrolled. Every effort will be made to provide sufficient notice to the student should the need to cancel a course arise.
Schedule a CASAS Test by completing the CASAS Testing Request Form.
Public Safety Building
Building 10, Room 10104
Read more about our Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Curriculum Program
Director of BLET/LET
Coordinator/Instructor for Corrections/Law Enforcement Training
BLET/Law Enforcement Training Administrative Assistant
Integrating Communications, Assessment, and Tactics (ICAT)
Integrating Communications, Assessment, and Tactics (ICAT) is a training program that provides first responding police officers with the tools, skills, and options they need to successfully and safely defuse a range of critical incidents. Developed by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) with input from hundreds of police professionals from across the United States, ICAT takes the essential building blocks of critical thinking, crisis intervention, communications, and tactics, and puts them together in an integrated approach to training.
ICAT is designed especially for situations involving persons who are unarmed or are armed with weapons other than firearms, and who may be experiencing a mental health or other crisis. The training program is anchored by the Critical Decision-Making Model that helps officers assess situations, make safe and effective decisions, and document and learn from their actions. ICAT incorporates different skill sets into a unified training approach that emphasizes scenario-based exercises, as well as lecture and case study opportunities.