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Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) provides future officers with the essential skills needed to perform on the job as a law enforcement officer. The program uses state commission-mandated topics and methods of instruction.

The Basic Law Enforcement Training program at SPCC is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers.

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Course work emphasizes:

  • Laws
  • Investigation
  • Procedures
  • Emergency response
  • Ethics
  • Community relations

Career opportunities

Sheriff's office
Police department
Campus police
North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement
Highway Patrol


Basic Law Enforcement Training Certificate
19 Credit Hours

Course# Course Name Class Lab Clinic/Exp Credit
CJC 100 Basic Law Enforcement Training 9 30 0 19
Total credit hours in certificate
      19

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Admission requirements

Applicants for admission to the BLET program must:

  1. BE A RESIDENT OF NORTH CAROLINA FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR PRIOR TO APPLICATION
  2. Complete a SPCC application for admission (will be completed at Jump Start Orientation)
  3. Score a minimum of 10th grade reading level on the TABE Reading Test
  4. Have graduated from high school or have an Adult High School Diploma or have passed the GED with an equivalency certificate, which meets the minimum requirements set by the State of North Carolina
  5. Meet the minimum standards for employment as established by the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and/or the NC Sheriff's Education and Training Standards Commission which include:
    • Be a citizen of the United States
    • Be at least 20 years of age
    • Be of good moral character

BLET at SPCC

  1. Have not ever committed or been convicted of any of the following:
    • A felony
    • A crime for which the punishment could have been imprisonment for more than two years
    • A crime or unlawful act for which the punishment could have been imprisonment for more than six months but less than two years and the crime or unlawful act occurred within the last five years
    • Four or more crimes or unlawful acts described above regardless of the date of occurrence
    • Four or more crimes or unlawful acts for which the punishment could have been imprisonment for less than six months
  2. Be sponsored or employed by a NC public law enforcement agency prior to enrollment and maintain that sponsorship/employment throughout the course
  3. Provide a certified copy of criminal and driving history for each county the student has lived in since the age of sixteen (In NC, contact Clerk of Courts for each county. Driving histories are available from DMV. Other states have different requirements for obtaining these records. Contact the local Sheriff Department where you lived first.)
  4. Provide current medical examination report forms F-1 (Medical History) and F-2 (Medical Examination). Satisfactory health documented by a physician is mandatory for acceptance into the program.
  5. Possess and provide a photocopy of a valid driver's license
  6. Possess and provide a photocopy of a valid Social Security card
  7. Provide a CERTIFIED copy of his/her birth certificate

Basic Law Enforcement Training faculty

Kevin Ashley

Kevin Ashley
Director, BLET