NCTC is committed to excellence in in the course we provide to our students. The use of established best practices ensures NCTC provides each student with a superior learning experience consistent with NCTC’s mission and values. The following policies, procedures, rules and described behavior apply to all attending training at NCTC.


No weapons (lethal or non-lethal) are allowed in any NCTC building. Student duty weapons are not required at any NCTC training or course. NCTC will not secure any weapon.



Attendance is required for all scheduled and announced course or training sessions. In case of emergency, permission must be obtained from the instructor with TC approval prior to any absence from any portion of training or course. Absence without prior approval is subject to release with prejudice policy. Absence due to recall by employing agency, Court subpoena, Student or Family Medical may be subject to release without prejudice. Tardiness or unexcused departures from any portion of the course may be subject to release with prejudice. Every effort should be made to be at each portion of training on time and complete training.



Students may not bring other individuals with them to observe the course, present any information to the students or interact with the students unless notice is given to the NCTC thirty (30) days in advance of the start date of the course and approval is obtained through the NCTC in accordance with their operational security process.



Our clients and students with whom we instruct and train entrust NCTC with important information relating to law enforcement and contact information. It is our policy that all information considered confidential will not be disclosed to external parties or to employees without a “need to know.” Please forward all questions of information disclosure to a NCTC Training Coordinator. This policy is intended to alert employees, instructors and students to the need for discretion at all times and is not intended to inhibit normal training communications.

All inquiries from the media must be referred to the NCTC Training Coordinator.



The NCTC unless requested will take all measures possible to assured anonymity of the individual(s) filing a complaint. If a student, instructor, or visitor wishes to file a formal compliant he or she may do so by contacting their respective TC. If the actions are observed by the Training Staff, the staff member will report the actions through his or her chain of command to the NCTC NCOIC. In the event the complaint is against the TC, then the complaint will be filed with the NCTC NCOIC.

Complainant will submit all formal complaints in writing.

The NCTC OIC will order a full and immediate investigation of the complaint. A factual summary will be complied for review. Prior to the Training NCOIC final report subjects to any complaint will be interviewed, notified in writing of compliant, and their individual rights in regards to rebuttal. At this time the NCTC NCOIC will submit the report and recommend a course of action to the OIC. The OIC will submit a report on the findings of the incident and a recommended course of action to the Counterdrug Executive Director within 24 hours. This time limit may be extended at the CDC discretion due to investigation needs. Complaints that raise any suspicion or suggestion of criminal activity will forwarded to the proper authorities.



Released with Prejudice:

In order to maintain the integrity of the classroom, the NCTC OIC and the designated TC have the authority to temporarily suspend any student or visitor who requires immediate disciplinary action. If required, OIC or TC will order the student or visitor to leave the training site or classroom until a review of the situation is completed. Before leaving the site, the student will be notified in writing by the OIC or TC of the reason. For students staying in dorms, if found to be in violation; the student will be escorted to his or her room to remove belongings. The student will relinquish the room key and vacate the premises immediately. The OIC will send a release letter to the student, the student’s supervisor and supporting agency. Students released from NCTC courses, with prejudice for reasons such as, incidents involving possible criminal misconduct or disorderly conduct will be barred from future training with NCTC. Students released with prejudice, for reasons such as incidents of conduct unbecoming of an officer or unauthorized absence will be ineligible for 6 months.

The NCTC Student Release Policy is at the discretion of the OIC for all release periods, and future admissions.

Release without Prejudice:

Student’s released without prejudice may re-register for the class at their and employing agency’s convenience. No restrictive access or action will be applied.

Appeal Process:

No appeals will be granted to release actions.



Dorm rooms are available on a first come first served basis for all resident courses. All room assignments will be provided at check in. Student rooms are fully furnished with private bathrooms, full sized beds, linens and towels, cable television, a desk, refrigerator, clock radio and telephone for local or toll free calls. Wireless service is available. Please request the password from you TC. All rooms are provided maid service and common area couch and chairs. Please report any problems with rooms or service as soon as possible to the TC.

Dorm Check In/Out Times:

Check in time is before 9PM the night before class or by 8AM the morning of class. Check out time is 8AM on the last day of class. Unless otherwise instructed by TC or instructor, please remove all personal items from the room and leave your key in the basket at the registration desk in building 8-65. Dorms buildings are shared between classes. Please be respectful with noise. Do not prop open outer doors for safety.

Read and follow all posted evacuation plans in case of emergency.

Student Parking:

Parking is free for all students and guests of NCTC for resident courses. Students will be informed of where to park upon check in.