Basic Law Enforcement Training Certificate
Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) is designed to give students essential skills required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with state, county, or municipal governments, or with private enterprise.
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.
Students must successfully complete and pass all units of study which include the certification examination mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission to receive a certificate. Students should consult their advisor for information about course scheduling.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of North Carolina criminal law, juvenile law, motor vehicle law, controlled substance law, civil law, and alcoholic beverage control law
- Demonstrate proficiency in defensive tactics, driver training, physical fitness, firearms training, and law enforcement patrol techniques (GE VII.1, 2)
- Describe proper criminal investigation and accident investigation procedures
- Demonstrate an understanding of first responder techniques
- Perform proper custody procedures
- Demonstrate an understanding of laws of arrest, search, and seizure
- Apply proper court procedures
- Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills (GE I.7)
Enrollment in this program is restricted to applicants who meet the following criteria:
- Must be 20 years of age or older;
- Must hold a High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma;
- Must meet all minimum standards for employment and certification in criminal justice employment; and,
- Must obtain sponsorship from an organized law enforcement agency.
Students successfully completing a Basic Law Enforcement Training course accredited by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission will receive credit towards the Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology.
Students must have successfully passed the Commission’s comprehensive certification examination. Please note that credit issued towards the Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice will coincide with the Seven Year Limit Policy as set forth by the College catalog. Students entering the program must provide a transcript from the institution in which they have successfully completed CJC 100, be consistently enrolled, and complete the entire program in order for credit to be awarded. Credit awarded is to be used for the sole purpose of completion of the Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice at Western Piedmont Community College and therefore may not transfer to four-year institutions.
Western Piedmont Community College and the Basic Law Enforcement Training 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.
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Core Required Courses
|CJC 100||Basic Law Enforcement Training|
Total Credit Hours: 19