About Police Training

The Police Training Unit provides quality training to all Public Safety Departments and Divisions.

New Recruits

All new recruits are required to complete Basic Law Enforcement at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. This consist of 4 weeks of in-house instruction and 8 weeks on-site in Columbia. In addition, new recruits complete a 16 post-academy field training program.

Training and Certification

All Uniform Patrol officers are trained as either a Class I or Class III Limited Duty officer.

Class 1 Officers are required to complete 40 hours of continuing education every 3 years. This includes;

  • 3 Blocks of Domestic Violence Training
  • 3 Blocks of Legal Updates
  • 1 Block of Mental Health Awareness

Additional in-service training including but not limited to:

  • Defense Tactics Training
  • Firearms Range Training
  • Active Shooter Training
  • Ethics Training
  • Taser Training
  • Defensive Driving Training
  • Emotional Survival

In addition, the Police Training Department is the liaison between our officers and training agencies.

Police Training Center

The Department of Public Safety houses a training room for lessons and use the shooting range out in Conway.

Training Sergeant Aaron Best

Sgt. Best began his career with NMBDPS as a Public Safety Officer in 2004.  He has a Master’s Degree from the University of Cincinnati in Criminal Justice Administration.  He transferred to the Training Division in 2012 and became the Training Sergeant in 2014.

Email:  ambest@nmb.us

Phone:  843-280-5596

Training Officer Molly Haney

Training Officer Haney was hired in July 2013 as a Public Safety Officer and was assigned to Patrol. She became a Field Training Officer in 2016. After spending many years on night shift she become the Department’s Police Training Officer in 2018. She is the Field Training Program Coordinator and oversees all administrative functions of the Training Division.

Email: mahaney@nmb.us

Phone: 843-280-5514

Communications/Detention Training Officer Rachael Stanley

Officer Stanley is from North Myrtle Beach and is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University. She started in the Communications/Detention division in 2010. She has been a Squad supervisor, worked in the Records Division and has various certifications in Jail management and Dispatcher related courses. She became the Training Officer for the Communications/Detention Division in February 2019. She is the Agency TAC Officer and oversees the training program for all newly hired Communications/Detention Officers.

Email: rastanley@nmb.us

Phone: 843-280-5624