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Hayes completes N.C. Justice Academy course

BOONE—Brian R. Hayes, an officer with Appalachian State University Police, has completed the N.C. Justice Academy’s traffic enforcement and investigation certificate program.

The certificate requires 500 hours of training with a focus on traffic enforcement and investigation. Course requirements include introduction to traffic crash investigation, at-scene traffic crash investigation, drug enforcement for patrol officers, Intoxilyzer 5000 operator, RADAR and standardized field sobriety testing.

Participants in the program must be sworn law enforcement officers and have at least two years experience as a full-time officer.

Hayes graduated from Appalachian in 1995.  He joined University Police in 2001 as a telecommunicator. After completing the N.C. Basic Law Enforcement Training Course at Mayland Community College in 2003, he was hired as a police officer.  Hayes was promoted to senior police officer in 2007.  “Brian has been and continues to be an outstanding police officer and employee with our department,” said Gunther Doerr, director of public safety and risk management at Appalachian.

The N.C. Justice Academy develops and conducts training courses for local and state law enforcement professionals. The academy is a division of the N.C. Department of Justice.