Bill Summaries: H491 (2021)

  • Summary date: Apr 1 2021 - View summary

    Appropriates $500,000 for 2021-22 from the General Fund to the Department of Justice, North Carolina Justice Academy, to purchase two virtual training simulators, with one to be located at the North Carolina Justice Academy Salemburg Campus, and the other at the Edneyville Campus.

    Appropriates $2.5 million for 2021-22 from the General Fund to the Community Colleges System Office to purchase virtual training simulators, to be distributed evenly throughout the State, located on community college campuses.

    Requires the simulators to be used to help law enforcement officers evaluate the appropriate use of both lethal and nonlethal weapons as well as the appropriate use of de-escalation techniques in confrontational or potentially confrontational encounters. Requires the simulators to be capable of presenting training settings that allow for a variety of racial, cultural, and developmental differences in individuals, and to be made available for basic and in-service law enforcement training for law enforcement officers employed by North Carolina law enforcement agencies.

    Effective July 1, 2021.