Other Non-Law Enforcement Classes

Basic Law Enforcement Training – BLET

Course Description

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) is designed to give students essential skills required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with state, county, and 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 alcohol 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 mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission to receive a certificate.

Academy Dates

Next Day Academy – starts January 7, 2016 and ends May 20, 2016 (Packet may be picked up beginning October 1st. All completed packets must be returned no later that noon, on Friday, December 4, 2015).

The first step in the enrollment process is to obtain a Basic Law Enforcement Training  information enrollment packet from the Law Enforcement Training Center located on the Main Campus, Building 11, Faculty Offices. Completed packets for the current academies should be returned to Barbara Sampson, in Building 11, Room 1105, no later than noon, on Friday Octobery 23, 2015 (for night academy) and Friday, December 4, 2015 (for day academy). School Orientation will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 (for night academy) and Tuesday, January 5, 2016 (for day academy), both classes starting at 8:00 a.m. 

Program Requirements

Prior to enrollment each student must:

  1. Be sponsored or employed by a North Carolina Public Law Enforcement Agency and maintain that sponsorship or employment throughout the course.
  2. Must meet minimum standards for employment as established by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education Training and Standards Commission and/or the North Carolina Sheriff’s Education training and Standards Commission as outlined in the North Carolina Administrative Code.
  3. Must provide true and accurate information concerning his or her criminal background. Any information provided by the candidate that is determined to be false or inaccurate will be grounds to deny entry, drop enrollment or invoke sanctions under Student’s Rules of Conduct.
  4. Provide the school director with evidence if the student has ever been charged or convicted of any crime civilian or military.
  5. Provide the school director with a criminal records check from the clerk of courts office in each county and state of residence since the student became sixteen (16) years of age. This also applies to all time in which the candidate served in the U.S. Military Service.
  6. Candidates cannot have any felony or major misdemeanors convictions.
  7. Candidates must have taken the reading component of a nationally standardized test within one year prior to admission and have scored at or above the tenth grave level or the equivalent.
  8. Must be twenty (20) years of age on the day of the final State Comprehensive Exam.
  9. Provide the school director a current state mandated medical questionnaire and medical examination report.
  10. Must be a high school graduate or have passed the general education development (GED) test. Correspondence diplomas are not accepted. High school certificates are not accepted. Diplomas reflecting that the person has accomplished some, but not all graduation requirements are not sufficient to satisfy this requirement.
  11. Possess a valid Driver’s License.
  12. Must be a United States citizens.

Schedule and Hours

Day academies typically meet Monday through Friday. Classes usually run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but may start as early as 6:00 a.m and extend beyond 5:00 p.m.  There will be some night classes, as well as weekend classes in order to meet the practical requirements of this program.

Night academies typically meet Monday through Thursday evening. Typical classes begin around 6:00 p.m. and continue until as late as 11:00 p.m. Classes will be held on alternating Saturdays, as well as occasionally on Sundays. 

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program (BLET) you may contact:

Mickey Biggs, School Director, (910) 272-3651, mbiggs@robeson.edu