Basic Law Enforcement Training BLET
Thanks for your interest in our BLET program. Entering the academy is an extensive process that can take several months to complete. You need to start the process now!
Your first step is to take the "Reading TABE Comprehension" exam through the Economic and Community Development Division. Contact an Admissions Counselor at your closest campus to obtain permission to test and receive further scheduling instructions:
- Sanford: (919) 777-7701
- Lillington: (910) 814-8863
- Pittsboro: (919) 545-8025
According to North Carolina Training & Standards, you must have at least a 10th grade reading level to enter the academy. If you fall short of the reading requirement, contact an Admissions Counselor in Student Services to schedule a developmental reading class. You must have an application on file with the college.
Regarding the background checks, you must complete a criminal background check for every county you have lived in since turning 16 years of age (good for 6-months). You must also run a driving record for every state you have lived in since receiving a driver's license (good for 6-months). Your doctor's physical is good for one year.
While waiting for the class date to begin, take time to get yourself in physical shape. By the first day of class, you need to be able to complete:
- 50 pushups in one minute;
- 50 sit ups in one minute; and
- 3 mile run in 24 minutes or less.
Law enforcement is a rewarding but challenging profession. Every step of the way, including the application process, we test your strength of character and the ability to follow direction. Follow the instructions on each form. Make sure to notarize those forms that require your oath. Once you seek a job in law enforcement, you will be polygraphed concerning the answers you submit.
Good luck with your endeavors! We hope to see you soon in one of our academies.
The Basic Law Enforcement Training application requirements are extensive, and must be complete before students can be admitted to the program.
Now accepting applications, please contact Robert Powell at (919) 777-7774 or Sabrina Currin at (919) 777-7773.
- Chatham (Pittsboro Main Campus)
- Night Class (Starting March 4, 2019)
- Lee (Emergency Services Training Center)
- Day Class (Starting August 2019)
- Night Class (Starting August 2019)
- Night Class (Starting January 2020)
What Students Learn
Students successfully completing the BLET Program will be able to:
- Identify the elements of major and common crimes committed in North Carolina
- Differentiate between misdemeanor crimes and felonies
- Use critical thinking skills to determine the difference between civil and criminal laws
- Identify common traffic violations and articulate those violations
- Understand the constitutional rights of citizens in the United States