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Northeast Community College to host training sessions for area law enforcement officers

Northeast Community College to host training sessions for area law enforcement officers

NORFOLK, Neb. – Area law enforcement officers have an opportunity to participating in professional development training at Northeast Community College in Norfolk.

The College’s Department of Criminal Justice will host anti-bias policing training on Fri., March 5, at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., in the Lifelong Learning Center, 601 E. Benjamin Ave.

Matt McCarthy, director/instructor of Criminal Justice at Northeast, said the training meets the requirements of LB 924, which authorizes every law enforcement officer in Nebraska to participate in two-hours of anti-bias policing training on an annual basis.

“This training represents Northeast’s continuing effort to provide quality training for criminal justice professionals across the College’s 20-county service area, in order to avoid having working professionals travel hundreds of miles to receive the same training.”

Jim Davis, director of Law Enforcement Services at the University of Nebraska-Kearney (UNK) will be the featured presenter during both sessions. Davis has 37-years of law enforcement experience ranging from serving as a police officer to sheriff. His position at UNK includes Chief of Police, Emergency Management Director and Parking Director.

Davis, who has a master’s degree in criminal justice, and is scheduled to earn a doctorate in management in 2022. He is also a guest instructor at the South Dakota Law Enforcement Training Center, serves as an adjunct criminal justice instructor at UNK, and still enjoys working the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

“We are very pleased to have Chief Davis on the Northeast campus to provide this training.” McCarthy said.

The training is free and open to all criminal justice professionals. An electronic certificate of training will be provided following the training. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance is limited to 70 per each session, and face masks are required on the Northeast campus.

To register or for more information on the training, contact McCarthy at

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