Governor Cooper Orders Flexibility in Law Enforcement Training and Certification Executive Order No. 129 streamlines the hiring to frontline pipeline for law enforcement jobs


Today, Governor Roy Cooper issued an Order that creates more flexibility in law enforcement training schedules during the state of emergency so that people training for new positions can pause their training and resume at a later date.

“Public health cannot be compromised in the efforts to fill much needed roles in law enforcement during the state of emergency. This Order offers training schedule flexibility during these unusual circumstances so that critical jobs do not go unfilled,” said Governor Cooper.

Specifically, the Order waives the “consecutive weeks of training” requirement so that trainees who may need to isolate or quarantine can pick up their training where they left off and do not have to start training over from the beginning of course instruction. Three specific training programs addressed by the order are the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET), Criminal Justice Instructor Training and Detention Officer Certification.

The Council of State concurred with the Order today. Read the full Order.

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