RCC hosts North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police
Top law enforcement officers could be seen taking part in training on the campus of Robeson Community College today. That’s because RCC had the distinct honor of hosting the North Carolina Association Chiefs of Police during its 2022 Regional Meeting for Region VI.
Present were officers from more than 15 agencies including Holden Beach PD, Hamlet PD, North Carolina Justice Academy, St. Pauls PD, Red Springs PD, Lumberton PD, North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Boiling Springs PD, and North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement.
Also in attendance was North Carolina Secretary Eddie Buffaloe, who was appointed by Governor Cooper to lead the Department of Public Safety.
“This provides a good regional training for law enforcement,” said Bill Hollingsed, Executive Director of the NCACP and Chief of Police for the Waynesville Police Department. “We try to bring the training as local as possible to as many Chiefs of Police as possible, going over and above what is mandated by the State.”
The training for today’s meeting included risk management, working with ALE, Field Training and Why it Matters, as well as a round table discussion for the Chiefs of Police.
“The training covers different scenarios that a Police Chief would go through,” said Lee Hinson, Director of Law Enforcement programs for Continuing Education at RCC. “It’s a lot of management training and for those in a leadership position.”
Jeremy Dixon, the Chief of Police for the Holden Beach Police Department and the NCACP Representative for Region 6 agreed.
“This is geared towards the Chief of Police, with risk management, field training from the perspective of the Chiefs,” Dixon said. “This is an opportunity not only for training but for networking as well.”
Part of the networking included meeting people like James Fisher-Davis, CEO/Founder of Equilibrium Up.
“We partnered with NCACP more than a year ago with support and providing training,” said Fisher-Davis, “We ensure the police chiefs have access to training for the 21st century. All of our training curriculums are designed to supplement training departments receive from the North Carolina Justice Academy.”
The meeting also gave the officers a chance to meet with several vendors, such as Local Government Credit Union, Liberty University, Extra Duty Solutions, Nine Ten Drones, Off Duty Management, SaaS, and Royce Publications, to find out more information about their services and how their departments might benefit from them.
When asked why the NCACP chose to host the event at RCC, we were told the answer was simple.
“This is just a great training facility,” said Dixon. “It’s centrally located and we always feel welcomed here.”