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Basic Law Enforcement Training

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:
  • be at least twenty (20) years of age
  • complete the registration process to Mayland Community College
  • possess a high school diploma or high school equivalency
  • have a background check free from criminal offenses
  • complete a DOT 10-panel urine drug screen
  • complete all paperwork in the BLET application packet
  • take the CASAS Reading Assessment Test
  • be sponsored by a law enforcement agency

Basic Law Enforcement Training Admission Information:

Specific Admission Requirements:

  • Complete General College Admissions for Mayland Community College
  • Meet all minimum entry requirements as established in 12 NCAC 09B.0203
  • Submit to the School Director the CASAS Reading Assessment or accepted reading comprehension test indicating a minimum 10th-grade reading level
  • Call Jeanette Murray at (828) 766.1358 or email to schedule your CASAS assessment test.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
  • Download a BLET packet from the college website after you have completed the General College Admissions for Mayland. Pre-printed packets are also available. Please contact Dana Crawford at (828) 766.1338 or
  • Applicants are admitted on a first-come-first-serve basis, with preference being afforded to applicant already employed with a law enforcement agency.
  • Completed packets must be submitted to the BLET director.

Cadets must complete the following forms:

  • F-1LE: Medical History Statement form
  • F-2LE: Medical Examination Report
  • F-3LE: Personal History Statement form

These forms need to be filled out in their entirety. To access these forms, go to the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. From this site you can download the F-1LE, F-2LE,and F-3LE forms. Once you have filled out the forms, save a copy to your computer, print them off, and return them with your packet to the BLET Academy Director. Please make sure your healthcare provider has completed the medical portion of the F-2LE form.

Cost of the BLET Program:

  • BLET Uniforms: $101.90 (depending on how many uniforms are ordered)
  • Required Textbooks: $2694.25
  • iPad Rental Fee: $200.00
  • Gym Membership: $102.00
  • Ammunition Fee: $100.00
  • Insurance: $1.20

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.


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Basic Law Enforcement Training

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)
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*(data from O*NET OnLine retrieved December 2019)

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Basic Law Enforcement Training Fees

(Fees waived for qualifying candidates)


$101.90 - Uniforms
$694.25 - Textbooks
$200 - IPad Rental Fee
$102 - Gym Membership
$100 - Ammunition Fee
$1.20 - Insurance

$1,200 (approximate)