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 College and Career Readiness Division. Contact us at (919) 777-7701. Testing location: Lee Main Campus, Wilkinson Hall, Room 218.

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.

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 W.C. Genthe at (919) 777-7774 or Sabrina Currin at (919) 777-7773.

  • Chatham (Pittsboro Main Campus)
    • Night Class (tentative to begin September 2022)
  • Lee (Emergency Services Training Center)
    • Day class (starting August 15, 2022)
    • Night Class (September 26, 2022)
  • Harnett
    • Night class (starting March 2022)

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

Please Note:
Curriculum guides are for students who enroll during the current academic year. Students enrolled during a previous academic year should visit the Program Evaluation link in Self-Service to find the required list of courses for graduation. For assistance, consult your advisor.