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As part of the Watch For Me NC safety program, the North Carolina Department of Transportation and UNC’s Highway Safety Research Center are offering “Enforcement for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety.”  This free training will be offered to participant communities throughout the summer.

Officers have the opportunity to attend training at any location. Additionally, this training course is free and open to ALL members of law enforcement agencies and university campus police. Priority seats will be given to Watch for Me NC partner communities first.  Attendance in a Watch for Me NC law enforcement training is required in order to gain access to report and receive credits for related enforcement activities through GHSP’s STEP system.

Watch for Me NC materials will be distributed to applicant communities contingent on participation in law enforcement training. A law enforcement officer from an applicant community must attend training. Materials will be shipped following training attendance.

A full-day fundamental training is offered for new Watch for Me NC communities and officers new to the Watch for Me NC program. Communities and officers that have participated in previous Watch for Me NC program years will receive a half-day advanced course.

This course provides law enforcement officers with the special traffic management knowledge and skills they need to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety in their communities. Sgt. Brian Massengill with the Durham Police Department will present the latest pedestrian and bicyclist safety enforcement information. Topic areas include:

  • Where pedestrians and bicyclists fit in
  • Engineering for pedestrian/bicycle safety
  • How pedestrian/bicycle crashes occur
  • The role of education and enforcement
  • Relevant laws and enforcement practices
  • Mock crosswalk enforcement operations
  • Crash investigation and reporting
  • Potential law enforcement partners

The course will include hands-on, in-the-field training on how to conduct a Pedestrian Crosswalk Enforcement Operation.

Law Enforcement Training Courses will be held at the following locations. Click the link below to register for a specific course:

Kill Devil Hills, NC – May 2, 2019 – Half-Day Course

Winston-Salem, NC – May 23, 2019 – Full-Day Course

Rocky Mount, NC – May 30, 2019 – Full-Day Course

New Bern, NC – May 31, 2019 – Full-Day Course

Morganton, NC – June 13, 2019 – Full-Day Course

Asheville, NC – June 14, 2019 – Half-Day Course

A full-day Law Enforcement Training course will be held at the NC Traffic Safety Conference on Monday, August 5, 2019, from 10am-6pm. This course will be be available to law enforcement partners only and registration for this training is available with conference registration. Please go to 2019 NC Traffic Safety Conference & Expo for more information and registration.