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Clayton Officer Garners Special Recognition

Updated April 12, 2013 

The Town of Clayton and the North Carolina Justice Academy are proud to announce that Lt. Kenneth Lee Lunger Jr. of the Clayton Police Department recently completed the Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Certificate Program at the Academy. He becomes only the 200th officer in the entire state to achieve such recognition. Capt. R.W. Bridges (seen on the far left) presented the certificate to Lt. Lunger.

The Trame Enforcement and Investigation Certificate Program is designed to recognize the achievement of law enforcement professionals who have dedicated themselves to making the highways safer for our citizens.  Officers have mastered several important aspects of traffic enforcement and related topics, achieving a high level of professionalism for themselves as well as their department.

The Trame Enforcement and Investigation Certificate Program require the participants to be sworn law enforcement officers of a law enforcement agency and have at least two years experience as a full-time officer.  In addition, participants are required to have their agency's head approval to participate in the program due to the time spent away from the agency in efforts to obtain the training needed to complete the program.  The certificate program requires five hundred (500) hours of training with a focus on traffic enforcement and investigation.  Core requirements for the program consists of the following courses: Introduction to Traffic Crash Investigation, At-Scene Traffic Crash Investigation, Drug Enforcement for Patrol Officers, Intoxilyzer 5000 Operator, RADAR, and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.  The core courses consist of 203 hours.  All other hours needed to complete the program are traffic related electives.

The North Carolina Justice Academy, located in Salemburg and Edneyville, develops and conducts training courses for local and state law enforcement professionals.  The Justice Academy provides training programs 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 Justice Academy is a division of the North Carolina Department of Justice under the administration of Attorney General Roy Cooper.

If you would like more information regarding the Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Certificate Program please contact Terry D. Miller at the Salemburg campus at (910) 525-4151 or