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Basic Law Enforcement Training–C55120

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

Upon entering this program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Valid North Carolina driver’s license
  2. Interview with BLET School Director (contact information below)
  3. Complete medical/physical examination
  4. No prior felony arrest
  5. Must be at least 20 years of age prior to completion of program
  6. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  7. AOC Record Check
  8. Copy of Birth Certificate

This process is time consuming, please allow time to gather needed information.

Course and hour requirements

Kinston Public Safety

Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office

For more information, please contact:
Daniel McLawhorn
Director of BLET/Instructor
Southeast (Building 10), Room 110
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 914
Fax: (252) 233-6879

Larry Greene
Staff Assistant
Southeast (Building 10), Room 110
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 912
Fax: (252) 233-6879

Brittney Howard
Instructional Assistant

Bullock (Building 001), Room 151
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 116
Fax: (252) 233-6880