Basic Law Enforcement Training

Basic Law Enforcement Training

2024 BLET Fall Academy

August 19th, 2024, MTWThF, 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Three nights per week will include physical fitness; this will be held from 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Tuition fees may be waived for qualifying candidates.

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.

Admission Requirement

Training Fees

For more information about the BLET program, please contact:

Dana Crawford
Director, Basic Law Enforcement Training
(828) 766.1338

Jessica Seekins
Administrative Assistant, Mitchell Workforce / Basic Law Enforcement Training
(828) 766.1299


Degrees, Diplomas & Certificates
Basic Law Enforcement Training (C55120), Certificate

Students gain the essential skills they need for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with local police departments, sheriffs, State Police and private enterprise.


Job Title Projected Growth
(NC 2016-2026)
Median Wages
(NC 2018)
First-Line Supervisor of Police +8% $31.70 hourly
Private Investigator +14% $24.70 hourly
Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff +9% $22.19 hourly
Criminal Investigator and Special Agent +8% $24.48 hourly