Basic Law Enforcement Training 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 alcoholic 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 N.C. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the N.C. Sheriff's Education and Training Standards Commission to receive a certificate.
Students who graduate the BLET program can receive up to 18 college credit hours towards a Criminal Justice Associate Degree.
Tuition fee is waived for those who are sponsored by any law enforcement agency in North Carolina.
An applicant is ineligible for certification as a law enforcement officer if the applicant has committed or been convicted of:
1. A felony. 2. A crime for which the punishment could have been imprisonment for more than two years. 3. 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 five years of your application for certification. (This prohibition applies to all NC offenses prior to October 1, 1994 and all out of state or federal offenses regardless of the date.) 4. A crime or unlawful act listed in the North Carolina Class B Misdemeanor Manual. (This prohibition applies to all NC offenses after October 1, 1994.) 5. Four or more crimes or unlawful acts for which the punishment could have been imprisonment for less than six months.
JSCC offers the following educational program in this area: