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Law Enforcement

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)

For more information, contact (828) 448-3135

Next Recruit School: August 15-December 12, 2014

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

This program utilizes State Commission mandated topics and methods of instruction. General subjects include, but are not limited to: criminal, juvenile, civil, traffic, and alcohol beverage laws; investigative, patrol, custody, and court procedures; emergency responses; and ethics and community relations.

Successful graduates receive a curriculum certificate and are qualified to take certification exams mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and/or the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission.

Admissions Policy-Enrollment in this program is restricted to applicants who meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be 20 years of age or older;
  2. Must hold a high school diploma or GED;
  3. Must meet all minimum standards for employment and certification in criminal justice employment;
  4. Must obtain sponsorship from an organized law enforcement agency.

Students who successfully complete a Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) course accredited by the North Carolina¬† Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission, will receive credit for the following courses towards the Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology. Students who have successfully passed the Commissions’ comprehensive certification examination, and have completed Basic Law Enforcement Training within the last seven years.

Course ID

CJC 131

CJC 132

CJC 221

Course Name

Criminal Law

Court Procedures & Evidence

Investigative Procedures

Semester Hours






Western Piedmont Community College and the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program have the goal to remain in full compliance with the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act. However, job-related tasks have been established for this program, and all students must be in full compliance with each of these tasks in order to be admitted. A listing of these tasks is on file and will be provided upon request.