Basic Law Enforcement Training | B.L.E.T.

Special Admission Requirements
  • Applicant must be a United States citizen.
  • Applicant must be 20 years of age by the first day of class. Proof of age will be required at the time of registration. A waiver may be obtained at 19 years of age, but the cadet must be 20 before the date of the state exam.
  • High School graduate or have GED. 
  • Applicant may not enroll with any felony convictions regardless of the date of offense. Applicant must have a criminal history evaluation by the school director before enrollment. 
  • Applicant must successfully complete the college reading placement assessment as outlined by Johnston Community College BLET guidelines.
  • Applicant must possess a valid North Carolina driver's license.
  • Must obtain a sponsorship from a Law Enforcement agency.
Attend an informational session on one of these dates (The information session lasts approximately one hour. You can start your first admission step following the informational session which will be an additional hour.):
Day Date Time
Friday May 3 10:00 am
Tuesday May 14 2:00 pm
Wednesday May 29 10:00 am
Tuesday June 11 2:00 pm
Thursday June 27 9:00 am
Tuesday July 9 2:00  pm
     
All sessions will be held in the Public Safety Building.

If you are interested in applying and are unable to attend one of these sessions, please call Director McIntosh at 919-464-2352. 
 

Program Description     

The Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) curriculum at Johnston Community College is designed to prepare individuals with the basic skills and knowledge needed to become a certified law enforcement officer in North Carolina in accordance with both North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission and North Carolina Sheriff’s Training and Standards Commission requirements.

This program utilizes state commission-mandated standards, topics, and methods of instruction.

General subjects include, but are not limited to:

  • Compliance and control tactics
  • Firearms
  • Criminal law
  • Juvenile law and procedures
  • Motor vehicle law
  • Civil process
  • Criminal investigation
  • Patrol techniques
  • Testifying in court
  • Ethics
  • Crisis Intervention

Program Content

This course will present 39 blocks of instruction throughout the course. The courses are mandated by North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission and North Carolina Sheriff’s Training and Standards Commission requirements. 

The courses include practical skills in the following areas:

  • Emergency vehicle operation
  • The use of firearms
  • Physical fitness
  • Traffic law enforcement
  • First responder/CPR
  • Compliance and control tactics
  • Domestic violence response

Mission Statement

The Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) curriculum at Johnston Community College is an academy designed to prepare individuals with the skills needed to become entry level law enforcement officers in North Carolina.

This program utilizes state commission-mandated topics and methods of instruction. General subjects include, but are not limited to subject control, firearms, criminal, juvenile, traffic, civil, investigative, patrol, court procedures, emergency responses and ethics.

Students must pass all blocks of instruction to pass the BLET course which includes all practical exercises and written exams. After successful completing BLET, the student may be eligible to take the cumulative State exam which is mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriff's Education and Training Standards Commission to receive certification as a probationary law enforcement officer to apply for hire at a law enforcement agency.

Contact Information

William McIntosh
BLET/GI/SMI/DOCC Director
(919) 464-2352
wcmcintosh@johnstoncc.edu