Basic Law Enforcement Training

  • Certificate
  • Program Length: Day – 16 weeks covering 624 hours
  • Admission Cycle: Spring and fall
  • Maximum Number Admitted Annually: 40 (20 per class)

Career Description

The Basic Law Enforcement Training (B.L.E.T.) curriculum is designed to prepare entrylevel individuals with the cognitive and physical skills needed to become certified law enforcement officers in North Carolina. The course is comprised of 35 separate blocks of instruction to include topics such as Firearms, Drivers Training, Motor Vehicle Law and Arrest Search and Seizure. The B.L.E.T. course is filled with practical exercises, intense physical training and an extensive ethics section that is woven throughout the training experience.

Careers Available

After successful completion of all units within this course, a student is able to be certified as a law enforcement officer in the state of North Carolina.

Entry-Level Salary

  • $28,000 – $32,000/yr.

Recommended Courses and Skills

Internship through the Criminal Justice Program, complete associates degree, visit different law enforcement agencies and a complete ride-along.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Strong ethics and morals, strong desire to succeed, disciplined, team player, good physical condition and an ability to handle stressful situations.

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program, contact W. Lorin Dingler, Director of Law Enforcement Training, at 336.757.3062 or wdingler@forsythtech.edu.