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New registration set for BLET day classes

Published 11:45pm Friday, January 18, 2013

Beaufort County Community College has announced a new, late-start registration deadline for the Basic Law Enforcement Training Day Academy for the Spring 2013 Semester.
The deadline for registration in the 19-week academy is Monday, Feb. 4. Classes will begin on Monday, Feb. 11.
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.
Tuition and fees for the BLET academy are a total of $1,136 for in-state students and $4,208 for out-of-state students. The cost of requisite textbooks and uniform are about $650 additional. Tuition charges may be waived for those who obtain a sponsorship from a local law enforcement agency, according to Barnes.
For more information about the BLET day classes, interested persons can contact Barnes by visiting Room 104 of Building 2 on the community college campus, calling 940-6374 or by email at for an application packet. Information and an information packet can also be obtained by contacting Pauline Godley, administrative assistant for Law Enforcement Programs, at 940-6232 or by email at Those interested can also obtain information about the college’s BLET program by visiting BCCC’s Website at

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