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BLET at Cleveland Community College, Shelby, NC

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)

CJC 100 Basic Law Enforcement Training (624 hours / 19 Credit Hours)

The next day BLET class will begin on August 16, 2018 and will conclude December 14, 2018. Application packets for the day BLET program will be available beginning on March 1, 2018.

To be considered for the program, the candidate must pick up a packet from the Director or Student Services.

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) is designed to teach students essential skills required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with state, county, or municipal governments, or with a 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 alcoholic beverage laws; investigative, patrol, custody, and court procedures; emergency responses; and ethics and community relations. All instructors hold “General Instructor Certification” from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission.

Successful graduates receive a curriculum certificate and are eligible to be sworn as a law enforcement officer through the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and/or the North Carolina Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission once they are hired by a law enforcement agency.

Admissions Policy

In order to be eligible for admission to the BLET academy offered at CCC, an individual must:

  1. Meet the Minimum Standard for Employment Criteria outlined in North Carolina Code Book-General Statute 17-A and Title-12 Chapter 9 North Carolina Administrative Code.
  2. Be 20 years of age by the first day of class.
  3. Provide an official high school, adult high school, or GED transcript.
  4. Provide copy of birth certificate and drivers license (non-revoked or suspended), and social security card.
  5. Pass a medical physical exam (F1 form to be completed by the student and the F2 form to be completed by a licensed physician) Note: Physician must sign all forms.
  6. Complete chemical exposure form  Note: Physician must sign form.
  7. Not have committed a felony or serious misdemeanors.
  8. Possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license.
  9. Be a U.S. citizen.
  10. Be of good moral character.
  11. Obtain sponsorship from a North Carolina public law enforcement agency.
  12. Provide the School Director with a certified criminal record check for local and state records for the time period since the trainee has become an adult and from all locations where the trainee has resided since age 16. An Administrative Office of the Courts criminal record check or a comparable out-of-state record check will satisfy this requirement.
  13. Meet, and be interviewed by, the School Director.
  14. Provide a copy of military discharge (DD-214 long form). Note: Students may have to also obtain a SF-180 form.
  15. Complete and submit to the Admissions Office a college application for admission. Application for admission forms and detailed information on programs of instruction offered may be secured by writing to: Student Services, Cleveland Community College, 137 South Post Road, Shelby, North Carolina 28152 or by calling (704) 669-4081.
  16. Must complete the Reading Comprehension Test and pass with at least a 10th Grade Reading level. Call 704-669-4168 to set up an appointment to take the test.

Fees (subject to change)

All students will be charged a program fee of $100.00 (ammunition, supplies, etc).

All students will be charged a uniform fee of $100.00 (7 t-shirts, 2 sweatshirts).

All students will be charged a student activity fee and a technology fee.

Books - Contact the College Store on the campus of Cleveland CC for book pricing.

Special Restrictions

Cleveland Community College and the Basic Law Enforcement Training program have the goal to remain in full compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 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 available upon request.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact Aaron Vassey, Law Enforcement Training Coordinator, at 704-669-4005.

Josh Ferree Memorial Scholarship

Annual award is $500.00 for BLET.  Applicants must complete the FASFA application to determine grant eligibility.  Applications are available in Financial Aid on February 1st and the deadline to have everything submitted is April 1st.  Scholarships awarded are good for 12 months.

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