(a) The North Carolina Department of Justice shall establish a North Carolina Justice Academy.
(b) The Department of Justice shall employ the staff of the academy and direct its operations.
(c) Duties of the academy. The North Carolina Justice Academy shall have, but is not limited to, the following functions:
(1) It may provide training programs for criminal justice personnel.
(2) It may provide technical assistance upon request to criminal justice agencies to aid them in the discharge of their responsibilities.
(3) It may develop, publish, and distribute educational and training materials.
(4) It may take such other actions as may be deemed necessary or appropriate to carry out its assigned duties and responsibilities. (1973, c. 749; 1979, c. 763, s. 2.)