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Basic Law Enforcement Training

Basic Law Enforcement Training (640 Hours)

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Congratulations BLET 2021-01 graduates!

Mayland Community College is proud to announce our graduates have completed their state exam with a 100% pass rate!

Scott Ahneman
Thomas Guinn
Dalton Mace
Larry Moore
Michael Sluder

Ryan Stevens
Lucas Tipton

Kyle Trammel
Aaron Williams
Mark Young

100% pass rate with a 90% employment rate with local law enforcement agencies


Mayland’s BLET Program

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) is designed to give students essential skills required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with state, county, or municipal governments, or with private enterprise.

This program utilizes state-commission-mandated topics and methods of instruction. General subjects include but are not limited to criminal, juvenile, civil, traffic, and alcoholic beverage laws; investigation, patrol, custody, and court procedures; emergency responses; and 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 of 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 offers two BLET classes each year. Classes meet Monday through Friday with occasional Saturday and Sunday classes. Over 40 state-trained and state-certified instructors teach in each BLET. Thirty-three topics make up the BLET program. The MCC BLET  program consists of 640 training hours. BLET classes meet from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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, an 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: Mayland’s How To Apply
  • 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 Jeannette Murray at 828.766.1358 or email to schedule your CASAS assessment test.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • After you have completed the General College Admissions for Mayland, please contact Dana Crawford at 828.766.1338 or or Susan Shephard at 828.766.1299 or You will be issued a BLET Candidate packet with instructions on how to fill out the paperwork within the packet.
  • Applicants are admitted on a first-come-first-serve basis, with preference being afforded to applicants 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. 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:

$1,200.00 (approximate cost of the program)

This includes:

  • BLET Uniforms: $101.90 (depending on how many uniforms are ordered)
  • Required Textbooks: $694.25
  • iPad Rental Fee: $200.00
  • Gym Membership: $102.00
  • Ammunition Fee: $100.00
  • Insurance: $1.20
  • Tuition may be waived for eligible candidates

Career Information:

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook website:

  • The national median annual pay in 2012 was $56,980; or an hourly rate of $27.40.
  • Employment of police and detectives is projected to grow 5 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Continued interest in public safety will lead to new openings for officers; however, jobs may be competitive, depending on location.

For information about the BLET 2022-01 program, please call Dana Crawford, at 828.766.1338, or Kayti Ledford, at 828.766.1341.

Blocks that include physical fitness will be held from 6:00 pm-11:00 pm.

Occasional Saturday & Sunday classes TBA

Programs of Study in Basic Law Enforcement Technology

BLET Staff:

Dana B. Crawford, BLET Program Director

Phone Number: 828.766.1338


Kayti Ledford, BLET Program Coordinator

Phone Number: 828.766.1341


Susan Shephard, BLET Administrative Assistant

Phone Number: 828.766.1299