Basic Law Enforcement Training Holds Graduation At Forsyth Technical Community College

Fifteen students graduated from the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program at Forsyth Technical Community College on Friday, December 8 in the Oak Grove Auditorium in the Robert L. Strickland Center (formerly Oak Grove Center) on the main campus.

Seven of the 15 graduates were hired prior to the beginning of the course by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and were paid to attend training.

W. Lorin Dingler, department chair, Public Safety Technologies congratulated the class and said “I am honored to welcome this great class of young officers into the ranks of law enforcement.”

North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Sgt. Joshua Church was the guest speaker focusing on “Bridging the Gap between All Generations.”

The class speaker Anthony Hatfield was one of this year’s BLET graduates and class leader. He is one of the seven cadets that was employed by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office to attend Forsyth Tech’s BLET.

Six students received special achievement awards:

  • Achievement in Academics – Cadet Clay Mickey Livengood
  • “Top Gun” Achievement in Firearms – Cadet Efrain Alvarez, Jr.
  • Physical Fitness – Cadet Allessio Orris Monsanto, III
  • Achievement in Driving – Cadet Clay Mickey Livengood
  • Achievement in Overall Performance – Cadet Alejandro Alvarez

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) along with Detention Officer Certification and In-service Training is offered at Forsyth Technical Community College. For more information, contact W. Lorin Dingler at or 336.757.3062.

BLET students at graduation

Photo Caption – Forsyth Tech Basic Law Enforcement Training class graduates receive congratulations and final charge from W. Lorin Dingler, department chair, Public Safety Technologies.