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Basic Law Enforcement Training

The Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills expected of the entry-level law enforcement officer. Many of our instructors are former or current law enforcement officers who bring the added value of their actual on-the-job experiences which enhances their presentation.

This course should be taken by newly employed or prospective law enforcement officers seeking to meet the certification requirements of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission or the North Carolina Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission.

BLET is typically offered three (3) times per year; two (2) day courses and one night course and consists of 654 hours of instruction. The day course meets Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. for 18 weeks; while the night course meets Monday – Thursday from 5:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. for 35 weeks. Weekend classes are required occasionally in both the day and night courses; Saturday and Sunday hours vary.

Registration Information & Requirements

Prior to enrollment each candidate must:

  1. Be sponsored or employed by a North Carolina Public Law Enforcement Agency and maintain that sponsorship or employment throughout the course.
  2. Must meet minimum standards for employment as established by the N.C. Criminal Justice Education Training and Standards Commission and/or the N.C. Sheriff’s Education Training and Standards Commission as outlined in the North Carolina Administrative Code.
  3. Must provide true and accurate information concerning his or her criminal background. Any information provided by the candidate that is determined to be false or inaccurate will be grounds to deny entry/drop enrollment or invoke sanctions under RCCC Student Behavior Standards and Sanctions.
  4. Provide the school director with a criminal records check from the clerk of courts office in each county and state of residence since the student became sixteen (16) years of age. This also applies to all times in which the candidate served in the U.S. Military Service. (See steps to enrollment article for further information.)
  5. Score 67 or higher on the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College ACCUPLACER reading test. The ACCUPLACER reading test must be taken within one (1) year preceding the candidates anticipated date of enrollment into basic law enforcement training.
  6. Be twenty (20) years of age as of the (first) day of class.
  7. Provide the basic law enforcement training school director current medical examination report forms F-1 & F-2; RCCC Exposure to Tear Gas, Mace, and Pepper Mace Release Form; and RCCC Medical Questionnaire and Release Form properly completed by a physician licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina. Satisfactory health documented by physician is mandatory for acceptance into the program. (See steps to enrollment article for further information.)
  8. Provide the basic law enforcement training school director with evidence if the student has ever been charged or convicted of any crimes civilian or military.
  9. Be a high school graduate or have passed the general education development (GED) test. Correspondence diplomas are not accepted. High school certificates are not accepted. Diplomas reflecting the person has accomplished some, but not all graduation requirements are not sufficient to satisfy this requirement.
  10. Possess a valid Driver License
  11. Be a citizen of the United States.

Notes:

  • Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has increased the hours in some topical areas of basic law enforcement training course above the minimum required by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education Training and Standards Division.
  • Admission requirements are subject to change.

Prospective candidates shall follow the eight (8) step enrollment process.

Upcoming Dates

  • Day class at Cabarrus County Law Enforcement Training Center in room 703 February 4 – June 12, 2015
  • Day class at Cabarrus County Law Enforcement Training Center in room 703 August 19 – December 11, 2015
  • Night class at RCCC’s North Campus in Salisbury in building 400, room 4111 September 2, 2015 – May 13, 2016

The first step in the enrollment process is to obtain a Basic Law Enforcement Training information enrollment packet from the Law Enforcement Training Office located at the North Campus in Salisbury NC, building 400 room 4108 download the BLET Information Packet here.

Contact Information

Gerald Krimminger
Coordinator in Law Enforcement Training[+]
  • Job and Skills Training
  • Corporate and Continuing Education
phone704-216-3740
campusNorth,Cabarrus County Law Enforcement Training Center
Chris Nesbitt
Director in Basic Law Enforcement[+]
  • Public Services
  • Academic Programs
phone704-216-3756
campusNorth
Steven Schenk
Coordinator in Law Enforcement Training[+]
  • Job and Skills Training
  • Corporate and Continuing Education
phone704-216-3741
campusNorth
Ken Woodard
Coordinator in Law Enforcement Training[+]
  • Job and Skills Training
  • Corporate and Continuing Education
phone704-216-3744
campusCabarrus County Law Enforcement Training Center
Tony Clark
Coordinator in Law Enforcement Training[+]
  • Job and Skills Training
  • Corporate and Continuing Education
phone704-216-3747
campusCabarrus County Law Enforcement Training Center
Lynn Coughenour
Administrative Services Assistant in Law Enforcement Training[+]
  • Public Services
  • Academic Programs
phone704-216-7287
campusNorth
Lisa Cline
Special Assistant in Public Services[+]
  • Academic Programs
phone704-216-3739
campusNorth