Law Enforcement Students Graduate from New Detention Driving Tactics Course at CFCC
WILMINGTON, NC — Cape Fear Community College celebrated the graduation of eight area detention and law enforcement students from its new Detention Driving Tactics course on Friday, May 28, 2021.
This 40-hour Detention Driving Tactics course is designed for detention officers and deputies to drive through various courses to enhance their skill set using cars and vans to transport inmates.
The course instructors have over 40 years of combined teaching experience in law enforcement. “Detention officers are hired with the understanding they are going to work in a confinement setting. However, they can be tasked to take and transport inmates under dangerous circumstances outside the secure confined facility. Oftentimes they do not have the driving skills to do that, so giving them these skills can truly save lives,” said Kathryn Bryan, CFCC detention driving tactics course instructor.
“Cape Fear Community College is proud to offer this specialized training for detention officers,” said CFCC Director of Law Enforcement Programs Tim Fuss. “This is the first time we have offered this course, and to our knowledge, it’s the only one offered in the state. We are excited to be at the forefront of this initiative.”
“CFCC continues to expand our partnership with local law enforcement agencies to provide valuable training for a service that is essential to the safety of our community,” said CFCC Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development John Downing.