Law Enforcement

ESTC's Law Enforcement Training Department is committed to offering the law enforcement community timely, relevant, and professional training tailored to meet the requirements of those agencies and commensurate with established mandates of the Sheriff's Commission, the North Carolina Training and Standards Commission. State-certified law enforcement instructors teach all Law Enforcement classes. The ESTC offers in-service training and specialty classes for current certified law enforcement officers. Law Enforcement continuing education classes are offered throughout the year at the ESTC, CCCC campuses, and the local agencies.

Law Enforcement classes are open only to members of law enforcement agencies. North Carolina sworn law enforcement officers are exempt from course registration fees.

Training includes:

  • Detention officer
  • Standardized field sobriety
  • Criminal and civil investigations
  • Firearms
  • Driver re-qualification, and other required annual in-service training
  • Specialty classes on other topics are provided as requested by the agencies

For more information, call Michael Howie, Law Enforcement Training Coordinator at (919) 777-7772 or email

View the ESTC schedule for class dates and times.

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)

The BLET academy trains students for employment as entry-level law enforcement officers. Students receive 624 hours of training and must pass the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Examination. BLET day classes are held at the ESTC; evening classes are held at the college's Chatham and Harnett campuses.

BLET classes are offered under the curriculum programs, click here to learn more.