NC Law Enforcement Instructor

NC Law Enforcement Instructor


Southwestern Community College
447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779
Phone: 828-339-4000

Job Location

Franklin, NC


$36,780.00 - $42,252.00 annually


State Health Plan

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Closes: Friday, August 2, 2019

Target Start Date

Friday, August 2, 2019

Expected Work Hours

Variable depending on class

Reports to

Director - Law Enforcement Training Program

Employment Type

Full time Occupational Faculty

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
Two year degree in law enforcement and general instructor certification, or general instructor certification and two specialty certifications.  4 years experience in field

Knowledge and Skills 
Working knowledge of laws and application of laws in relationship to enforcement of law. Knowledge of North Carolina administrative code in relation to delivering law enforcement training. Firearms skills, physical agility skills, driving skills, light mechanical skills, and computer skills.

Physical Demands
Ability to maintain physical fitness program and deliverance and participation in such program, which includes the Police Officers Physical Abilities Test (POPAT). Safely operate training vehicles under stressful conditions. Actively monitor firearms safety on the firing range.
Post-offer, pre-employment successful completion of Criminal Justice Medical Screening and Examination and Police Officers Physical Abilities Test (POPAT) required.

Licensing Requirement 
North Carolina General Instructor Certification and ability to obtain specialty certifications as needed or directed.

Preferred Qualifications


Position Description

***Open until Filled***


To deliver the highest quality of instruction, while assisting in the coordination & delivery of North Carolina Law Enforcement certification courses, while maintaining current qualifications as required by Southwestern Community College, the Division of Public Safety Training Center, the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission & the North Carolina Sheriff's Education and Training Standards Commission.


Occupational Faculty, Full-Time, Exempt


  • Work with the Director of the Law Enforcement Training Program (LETP) in the scheduling of academy training sessions, while ensuring instructor coverage (i.e., instructor to student ratios for high-liability topical areas), training venue scheduling (i.e., driver training facility, firearms training facility, classroom, laboratories, practical exercise venues, etc.) and required equipment.
  • Answer questions concerning requirements for becoming a certified Law Enforcement Officer, Deputy Sheriff or Detention Officer within the State of North Carolina, and the requirements to maintain certifications.
  • Determine eligibility for applicant admittance to North Carolina Law Enforcement training sessions, including correspondence with potential and assigned students.
  • Contract with qualified adjunct instructors, while providing support with instructional needs related to topic.
  • Assist in the maintenance of student records and instructor files, in conformity with local, state and federal requirements pertaining to reporting, audits, storage and accreditation.
  • Assist with student orientation & instruction during scheduled law enforcement training sessions.
  • Continually plan, conduct and update the delivery of training in a timely, efficient and effective manner.
  • Administer scheduled examinations.
  • Advise students regarding performance and academic deficiencies, while scheduling/providing remedial training, as required.
  • Maintain and recommend standard law enforcement equipment, supplies and materials in furtherance of identified training objectives of scheduled training sessions.
  • Serve in the capacity as Qualified Assistant (QA) for North Carolina for Law Enforcement Certification Courses delivered through the SCC-PSTC-LETP.
  • Work with the Law Enforcement Advisory Committee in the furtherance of identified training opportunities.
  • Through professional development, obtain and maintain high-liability "specialized" instructor certification(s) and deliver instruction (e.g., law enforcement Physical Fitness, Subject Control/Arrest Techniques, Driving, Firearms, Hazardous Materials, etc.) during scheduled training sessions.


  • Greet the public and visitors, answer telephone, e-mails, written correspondence related to SCC programs.
  • Open and close training facilities as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.



    Two year degree and North Carolina Law Enforcement (LE) General Instructor Certification, or North Carolina LE General Instructor Certification and two specialized certifications.  Minimum of four (4) years experience in law enforcement field.


    Possess and apply a practical knowledge of standard law enforcement operations and training, North Carolina Administrative Code (NCAC) governing the delivery of law enforcement training, computer and office equipment skills, public speaking/information and instruction.


    Applicants for this position will be expected to successfully complete the North Carolina Police Officers Physical Abilities Test (POPAT) during the probationary (90 day) period of employment and maintain a physical fitness program while participating in scheduled physical fitness training sessions of NC-BLET, including POPAT.  Safely operate fleet training vehicles under stressful conditions.  Actively monitor firearms safety on the firearms training facility.  The completion of a Medical Screening and Examination will be part of the conditional job offer requirements.


    North Carolina General Law Enforcement Instructor Certification and ability to obtain/maintain specialized law enforcement certifications as needed, or directed.  Valid Driver's License.


    Familiarity with traditional office, classroom, laboratory and field instructional environments.  Ability to work scheduled training assignments which may include late evenings/nights, weekend or varying weather conditions.  Travel as necessary to attend training, meetings and conferences, as required. 


    Operation of SCC-PSTC fleet of training vehicles and other law enforcement training equipment related to the deliverance of training objectives, EMS related equipment and office equipment.

    This position description covers the most essential functions and duties associated with this position.  Other duties may be assigned by the SCC President, or appropriate supervisory personnel.  The College reserves the right to alter duties, responsibilities, conditions, working hours, and job title as necessary.

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