Training and Staff Development provides initial and ongoing training for all employees of the Wake County Sheriff's Office. Accredited through the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriff's Education and Training Commission, this division has a director and two training officers who are sworn law enforcement officers. These officers not only coordinate training but also teach classes on a regular basis. Also on staff is an administrative assistant who schedules classes and maintains training records in the computer systems.
One of the primary responsibilities of this division is to provide in-service training for Sheriff's Office staff. This training includes all state-mandated areas, such as use of force, firearms, hazardous materials recognition, and bloodborne pathogens.
Because there are classes that Training and Staff Development cannot offer on campus, it will inform staff about classes taught at other reputable institutions. Instructors then arrange for officers to attend these classes.
Training and Staff Development identifies and works with all employees who are eligible to participate in the Wake County Sheriff's Office Career Development Program. This program allows line officers an opportunity to receive non-supervisory promotions, based on years of service, general law enforcement/detention knowledge, interpersonal skills, and reaching/maintaining performance objectives.