Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) is designed to give students essential skills required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with state, country, or municipal governments, or with private enterprises. This program utilizes State Commission-mandated topics and methods or instruction. General subjects include but are not limited to: criminal, juvenile, civil, traffic, and alcoholic beverage laws; investigative, patrol, custody, and court procedures; emergency responses, ethics, and community relations.
The course provides the participant with the background in the fundamentals of law, procedures, and techniques necessary for success as a law enforcement officer. A rigorous program introduces participants to the handling or firearms, driving techniques, and defensive tactics. A physical fitness program is included as part of the course. Upon completion of all academy requirements, the participant will take the NC Criminal Justice Commission examination.
Mayland Community College BLET Academy classes meet Monday through Friday 6pm-10pm with physical fitness blocks running until 11pm. Some Saturday and Sunday classes will be required. The MCC program consists of 640 training hours covering thirty-three topics. The academy has over 40 state-trained and state-certified instructors teaching the program.
BLET is regulated by the NC Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission. Following the completion of BLET, a state-administered exam is given to students leading to state certification as a law enforcement officer.
In order to be eligible for admission to the BLET academy, and individual must:
Basic Law Enforcement Training Admission Information:
Specific Admission Requirements:
Cadets must complete the following forms:
Cost of the BLET Program:
Tuition may be waived for eligible candidates.
For more information about BLET 2022-01 program, please call Dana Crawford, at (828) 766.1338, or Kayti Ledford, at (828) 766.1341.
Certificate Requirements (20 Credit Hours)
|COURSE NUMBER||COURSE TITLE||CREDIT HOURS|
|CJC100||Basic Law Enforcement Training||20|
|SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS||20|
Successful graduates receive a curriculum certificate and are qualified to take certification examinations mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and/or the North Carolina Sheriff's Education and Training Standards Commission.