Granite Quarry police officer earns Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate
GRANITE QUARRY ó Sgt. Todd Taylor received the Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate on Aug. 29 at the quarterly meeting of the N.C. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.
The certificate, the highest honor awarded by the N.C. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, recognizes education, training and experience of the recipient. Taylor completed more than 900 hours of training and college courses.
A Salisbury resident, Taylor has been with the Granite Quarry-Faith Police Department for 12 years. He is a graduate of East Rowan High School and is currently completing an associate’s degree at Stanly County Community College.
Taylor is a patrol supervisor and investigator with the department. Taylor has completed the Criminal Investigators Certificate Program at the N.C. Justice Academy and is a general instructor.
He also is a certified emergency medical technician and emergency medical dispatcher.
To qualify for the advanced certificate, officers must complete a combination of professional training and education, as well as meet minimum service requirements. The commission certifies all of the state’s law enforcement, correctional, probation and parole and youth services officers, with the exception of sheriff’s deputies.