On May 1, 2014, Officer Pritchett with the Cornelius Police Department completed the Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Certificate Program with the NC Justice Academy. Officer Pritchett was the 231st officer in the state to complete this program.
The program is designed to recognize the achievement of law enforcement professionals who have dedicated themselves to making the highways safer for our citizens. Officers, upon completion of the program, will have mastered several important aspects of traffic enforcement and related topics, thus achieving a high level of professionalism for themselves as well as their department.
The Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Certificate Program require the participants to be sworn law enforcement officers of a law enforcement agency and have at least two years of experience as a full-time officer. In addition, participants are required to have their agency’s head approval to participate in the program due to the time spent away from the agency in efforts to obtain the training needed to complete the program. The certificate program requires five hundred (500) hours of training with a focus on traffic enforcement and investigation.
Congratulations Officer Pritchett!