The mission of the North Carolina Justice Academy is to enhance the careers of criminal justice officers through research, education, and training. We pride ourselves on being Relevant, Innovative, Timely, and Engaging (R.I.T.E.) in all areas of the curriculum.

We have fostered numerous partnerships with various stakeholders across North Carolina that are vital to our mission that ensure each student that touches our campus, physically or virtually, gets the best training and information possible.


Video Production Unit

The NCJA Video Production Unit is a small full-service video production house, taking videos from script to screen. Functions include videotaping, audio recording, editing, DVD authoring, and disc duplication.

Its primary purpose is to develop video products to enhance North Carolina criminal justice mandated training, and courses designed and delivered by the Justice Academy’s training staff. The Video Unit has been in place since 1986 and is located on the Salemburg campus in the Support Services Building.

Agencies assisted by the Video Production Unit include the Attorney General’s Office, State Bureau of Investigation, Alcohol Law Enforcement, Department of Health and Human Services, State Highway Patrol, NC Association of School Resource Officers, NC Sheriff’s’ Association, and numerous local police departments and sheriffs’ offices.


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The NCJA Basic Level Drone Training Course is designed to provide actual hands-on flight training, remote systems knowledge, basic operational flight maneuvers and how to operate and employ a drone in tactical flight operations. This course will also prepare the student to successfully challenge the FAA Part 107 exam. Students will gain an understanding of how federal and state laws impact the operational employment of drones and legal collection of data/information by law enforcement agencies.

The graduate of this program will return with sufficient information and resources to create and lead a new ‘Drone Aviation Unit’, and/or manage a program spanning from recommended program policy guidance, recurring training of team members, waiver and system maintenance requirements, to preparing and submitting mandatory reporting. If you recognize the important contributions drones can make to public safety operations, as well as the value of training your key drone team leaders to help mitigate potential program risks, successfully lead and manage your aviation support team, then this is the course they must attend.
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