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Contact: (336) 334-4822, ext. 50393
Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) is designed to give students essential skills required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with state, county, municipal governments, or with private enterprise.
This program utilizes State-commission-mandated topics and methods of instruction. General subjects include, but are not limited to, criminal, juvenile, civil, traffic and alcoholic beverage laws; investigative, patrol, custody, and court procedures; emergency responses; and ethics and community relations.
Students must successfully complete and pass all units of study which include the certification examinations mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission to receive a certificate.
Closed Enrollment Program
This is a closed enrollment program. Applicants must be sponsored by a law enforcement agency or employed by a law enforcement agency. The application process for this program goes through the Criminal Justice Department. Please contact the BLET Coordinator at extension 50393 for more information.
Special Entrance Requirements
All students entering the Basic Law Enforcement Training program must meet the special requirements as indicated by the N.C. Criminal Justice Standards and the N.C. Sheriff’s Standards Divisions of the N.C. Department of Justice. Students may not be convicted of any felony or serious misdemeanor offenses as defined by the Commission. They cannot be convicted of any offense of moral turpitude. Examples of moral turpitude are, but not limited to: rape, any sexual offense, indecent liberties, use, sale, or manufacture of controlled substances, or any offense which addresses public morality.
To be employed in this field, it is necessary to be a U.S. citizen.
Upon successful completion of this program, the Basic Law Enforcement Training, graduate should be able to:
- Demonstrate driving skills for law enforcement.
- Demonstrate subject control and arrest techniques.
- Use firearms appropriately.
- Demonstrate proper handling of domestic violence incidents.
- Apply first responder principles in a given assignment.