Basic Law Enforcement Training
Have you always wanted to join a police academy? Do you want to know what it takes to be successful as a law enforcement officer? The Central Piedmont Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program is a 16-week long "rookie" police academy offered for students interested in completing the certification to become a law enforcement officer in the state of North Carolina. Basic law enforcement training provides college credit and the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with the state, county, or municipal governments, or with private agencies.
What You Will Learn
The basic law enforcement training program is designed to prepare entry-level individuals with the cognitive and physical skills needed to become certified law enforcement officers in North Carolina. The basic law enforcement training course is filled with practical exercises and an extensive ethics section that is woven throughout the training experience.The North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission mandates the topics and methods of instruction. Training is paramilitary style and comprises of 36 separate blocks of instruction on topics such as, but not limited to, criminal, juvenile, civil, traffic, and alcohol beverage laws; investigative, patrol, custody, and court procedures; emergency responses; and ethics and community relations. Upon successful completion of basic law enforcement training, students can earn up to 24 credit hours toward the Associate in Applied Science degree in criminal justice technology.
Please note that employment with criminal justice agencies is subject to specific agency criteria; therefore, completion of the course alone is no guarantee of eligibility of employment.
Why Choose Central Piedmont
Our basic law enforcement training program is highly respected in the southeast, and our students have a 100% state exam pass rate. The benefits of our program include hands-on education, experienced instructors, access to agencies for employment, career opportunities, and military credit. You will also have the opportunity to participate in the student Criminal Justice Association.
Real World Education
At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.