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Basic Law Enforcement Technology

Programs of Study

Credit Hours: 20

Format: In-person

Time to Complete: 1 Year

Start Term: Fall

Location: Davidson Campus

Average Starting Salary

$37,300-40,360/year ($17.94-19.40/hour)

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What You Can Get

What It's About

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.

Courses You'll Take

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.

What You'll Gain

Students must successfully complete and pass all units of study 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 must pass the state comprehensive exam in order to be hired as a sworn law enforcement officer.”

The following are admissions criteria for applicants to the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program. Applicants for admission to the BLET Program must:

  1. Have completed and submitted to the Admissions Office a college application for admission.
  2. Have completed the BLET program’s assessment process and achieved acceptable scores.
  3. 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. Official high school transcript or copy of AHS Diploma/GED® Certificate must be on file in the Admissions Office.
  4. Meet the minimum standards for employment as established by the N.C. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and/or the N.C. Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission which include:
    • be a citizen of the United States;
    • be at least 20 years of age (must be 20 years of age as of the first day of class or have prior written authorization from the Director of the Criminal Justice Standards Division if less than 20 years old);
    • be of good moral character; and
    • be examined and certified by a licensed physician or surgeon to meet the physical requirements necessary to perform the functions of a law enforcement officer.
  5. 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 in “c” above regardless of the date of occurrence; or
    • four or more crimes or unlawful acts for which the punishment could have been imprisonment for less than six months.
  6. Be sponsored for Basic Law Enforcement Training by a Law Enforcement Agency. NOTE: Sponsorship must be retained throughout the BLET program for the student to remain enrolled.
  7. Be interviewed by the Director of the BLET Program or their designee.
  8. Have signed and submitted the Statement of Understanding Concerning Acceptance for Basic Law Enforcement Training.
  9. Possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license.

NOTE: Meeting all admission requirements does not guarantee placement into the BLET program.

Special legal requirements exist which may limit the ability of an individual to obtain pre-employment experience, employment, or licensure in this field. Prospective students should obtain additional information from a program faculty member prior to seeking admission.

Students enrolled in Basic Law Enforcement Training must agree and adhere to supplemental Student Code of Conduct specific to the program.

20 Credit Hours: Sponsorship Waived Tuition 

Books and Supplies: ~$1,200.00

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Davidson-Davie Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award certificates, diplomas and associate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of  Davidson-Davie Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

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