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Program Overview

The Basic Law Enforcement Training Program is a 739-hour program 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. We currently schedule three classes a year. A day class is normally scheduled to start in January, a night class in May, and a second day class scheduled in June.

Persons 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.

Employment Opportunities

Upon completion of this course and successful completion of the comprehensive State examination, individuals
should be able to apply for positions in both State, County, and local law enforcement agencies.

Instructional Format: Face-to-Face instruction will include lecture, lab, discussion, and practical exercises.

Workforce Certificate Courses

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)

BLET Basic Law Enforcement Training

Learning Outcomes

BLET students will learn to:

  • Investigate violations of law
  • Provide assistance in request for service
  • Apprehend suspects
  • Execute legal searches and seizures
  • Prepare cases for court presentation
  • Learn the proper applications of civil, criminal, and juvenile law

Program Costs

Cost: $183 plus associated books, tools, and supplies

Virginia residents pay the same tuition rate as in-state students.

Many grant and scholarship opportunities are available as well. Please complete the WTCE Scholarship and Financial Aid Form and a counselor will review your information to see if you are eligible for assistance.

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Program Facts

man in sheriff's uniform
This profession requires attributes such as integrity, loyalty and honesty. Being a peacekeeper and servant. Willing to maintain physical fitness and mental preparedness. If these describe you, then maybe this is where you will find a joy and passion serving your community.

Gerald LeFevre

BLET Graduate, 2002
BLET Instructor, Subject Control and Physical Fitness

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