Basic Law Enforcement Training
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.
Students successfully completing training can earn up to 20 credit hours toward a Criminal Justice Degree.
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.
- Schedule & Cost
Day & Night Academy begins on August, 2020.
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 5:30 p.m. and continue until as late as 11:00 p.m. Classes will be held on some Saturdays, as well as occasionally on Sundays.
The first step in the enrollment process is to complete the Reading Comprehension Exam. All BLET applicants must read at the tenth grade level or higher. The reading exam is administered on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday weekly. The exams are offered at 8:00 AM; and again at 3:30 PM on these days. An extra exam is offered at 6:00 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday only. The exams are offered in building 14, room 1427A, near the elevator.
You DO NOT NEED an appointment, nor is there any cost associated with the exam. Examiners ask that you arrive ten minutes early and bring picture identification. Once you complete the exam, you will be provided with a copy of your results. The test is a two part process which takes approximately one and half hours. Bring those results to the faculty offices in building 11 and turn them into Ms. Melinda Chavis.
These is no testing during the last week of each month.
Next, the applicant can obtain a Basic Law Enforcement Training information enrollment packet from the Law Enforcement Training Center located on the Main Campus, Building 11, Faculty Offices.
Prior to enrollment, each student must:
- Be sponsored or employed by a North Carolina Public Law Enforcement Agency and maintain that sponsorship or employment throughout the course.
- 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.
- 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.
- Provide the school director with evidence if the student has ever been charged or convicted of any crime civilian or military.
- 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 times in which the candidate served in the U.S. Military Service.
- Candidates cannot have any felony or major misdemeanor convictions.
- 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-grade level or the equivalent.
- Must be twenty (20) years of age on the day of the final State Comprehensive Exam.
- Provide the school director a current state-mandated medical questionnaire and medical examination report.
- 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.
- Possess a valid Driver’s License.
- Must be a United States citizen.
Director of BLET & Law Enforcement Training, Criminal Justice Department Chair | Building 11, 05
Qualified Assistant | Building 11
Law Enforcement Training Coordinator | Building 11
NC DPS Training Coordinator | Building 11