Durham Tech Police and Public Safety provided professional development for security officers last month at the Orange County Campus. Several Durham Tech security officers attended the training, including Officer Leslie Scott, Officer Gwendolyn Troy-Mckinney, Officer Virgil Malone, and Officer Craig Smith. Chief Dawn Tevepaugh coordinated delivery of the training.
The goal of the North Carolina Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (NCACLEA) is to have every non-sworn officer working in a college environment to attend this entry-level training. The topics of instruction included roles and responsibilities of patrol, emergency response, fire safety, communications techniques, incident documentation, traffic direction and control, customer service and professionalism.
The training has been held at 13 campuses thus far and more than 225 officers have attended. Officers that received a passing grade on the exam were awarded a certificate of completion from the NCACLEA.