The training division of the Harnett County Sheriff's Office provides law enforcement training to Sheriff's employess in accordance with North Carolina Sheriff's Training and Standards. This division is headed by a training coordinator who either instructs or utilizes part-time instructors from divisions throughout the department to deliver training. This position also solicites training from outside sources to ensure that all Sheriff's personnel receive the best training available.
At a mininmum, all law enforcement, detention and communication personnel from the Sheriff's Office receive 16-24 hours of in-service training, including driver training, firearms, special group sensitivity and other topics as directed by training and standards. Supplemental training is provided based upon the deputies duty assignement within the office. Positions in investigations, narcotics, SRT and crime prevention require additional training.
On average this division delivers in excess of 5000 employee-hours of required, in-service training. This division maintains documentation for provided training and is responsible for ensuring that all certification requirements are meet.