|Firearms training during a recent BLET Academy at Beaufort County Community College.|
Applications are now being accepted for the Basic Law Enforcement Training Day Academy at Beaufort County Community College that will begin in January, college officials announced this week.
The deadline to submit application packages for the academy is Monday, Dec. 8, in order for BLET instructors and staff members to have adequate time to process materials. A pre-orientation is scheduled for 6 p.m. that day in Room 32 of Building 10.
The academy is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Jan. 7
BCCC offers the BLET program accredited by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriffs' Commission. It is designed to give students the skills needed for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with state, county or municipal law enforcement or private enterprise. Successful completion of a BLET academy also fulfills 18 hours or one semester of the requirements for an associate’s degree in criminal justice.
The BLET course consists of 33 different subject areas including criminal, juvenile, civil, traffic and alcohol beverage laws; investigative, patrol, custody and court procedures; emergency responses, and ethics and community relations.
Anyone seeking to become a sworn officer with a law enforcement agency in
North Carolina must take the course in its
entirety and pass the state exam.
Instructors for the course will be from a wide range of agencies and specialty areas.
To be considered for the class, applicants should schedule an interview with Larry Barnes, program director, complete an application packet and must undergo a certified criminal history record check prior to registering for classes. Applicants are required to undergo a medical examination, to provide proof of
U.S. citizenship and must have
graduated from high school or have earned a General Educational Development, or
GED, among other requirements.
Spring 2015 tuition and fees have been approved by the N.C. Board of Community Colleges. Tuition for in-state students is $72 per credit hour and student fees at $2 per credit hour for a total of $74 per credit hour. Tuition for out-of-state students is $264 per credit hour and student fees at $2 per credit hour for a total of $266.
For more information about the BLET day classes, interested persons can contact Pauline Godley, administrative assistant for Law Enforcement Programs, by visiting Building 2 on the BCCC campus, by telephone at 252-940-6232 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information may also be obtained by contacting Barnes by telephone at 252-940-6374 or by email at email@example.com for an application packet. Those interested can also obtain information about the college’s BLET program by visiting BCCC’s Website at http://www.beaufort.cc.nc.us/progrm/busines/BLET/blet.htm.