The North Carolina Justice Academy recently announced that Detective David Wayne Osborne of the Boone Police Department recently completed the Criminal Investigations Certificate Program at the academy.
Detective Osborne joined the Boone Police Department in December of 2003. Detective Osborne was initially assigned to the Patrol Division before being promoted to the Criminal Investigations Division in May of 2005. Detective Osborne specializes in financial crimes, but has experiences in investigating every type of crime. Detective Osborne also serves as a defensive tactics instructor with the Boone Police Department.
“Detective Osborne achieved this award through hard work and perseverance. David is a man of high integrity and a true servant to the citizens of Boone. “– Captain Andy Le Beau – Commander Criminal Investigations Division
The Criminal Investigations Certificate program is designed to recognize the achievement of law enforcement professionals who have dedicated themselves to investigating crimes in their respective communities. Upon completion of the program, officers will have mastered several important aspects of criminal investigations and related topics, thus achieving a high level of professionalism for themselves as well as their department.
The Criminal Investigation Certificate Program requires the participant to be a sworn law enforcement officer of a law enforcement agency and have at least two years of experience investigating crimes. In addition, participants are required to have their agency’s head approval to participate in the program because of the time spent away from the agency in efforts to obtain the training needed to complete the program. The certificate program requires 500 hours of training with a focus on criminal investigations.
The North Carolina Justice Academy, with campuses located in Salemburg and Edneyville, develops and conducts training courses for local and state law enforcement professionals. The academy provides training and technical assistance for law enforcement professionals through the five centers of the training division: investigations, legal, management, commission/in-service and tactical/traffic.
The academy is a division of the North Carolina Department of Justice under the administration of Attorney General Roy Cooper.