Enroll in Basic Law Enforcement Training at SCC in 2017
Posted: Nov 07, 2016
Anyone interested in a career in service of one’s community and the state of North Carolina is encouraged to look into enrolling in Surry Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program held at the Center for Public Safety, 1220 State St., Mount Airy.
The BLET program is a 680-hour program that is designed to prepare entry level individuals with the cognitive and physical skills to become certified police officers and deputy sheriffs in the state of North Carolina.
Anyone desiring to become sworn law enforcement officers in North Carolina must successfully complete this course in its entirety and pass a state exam. To qualify for admission, an individual must meet the same requirements as those mandated by the NC Criminal Justice Standards/NC Sheriffs’ Standards Commission for a sworn law enforcement officer.
SCC currently schedules three BLET courses per year. Day Course I will run from Jan. 23 through June 16 and will meet Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., plus 12 nights from 1 to 10 p.m. The Night Course is scheduled to run from May 8 to Dec. 7; it will meet Monday through Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m. and every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Day Course II is scheduled for July 17 through Dec. 7; it will meet Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., plus 12 nights from 1 to 10 p.m.
Contact Surry’s Director of Law Enforcement Programs Ron Hill at (336) 386-3292 or Sandy Wall at (336) 386-3202 to set up an interview appointment and begin the application process.