CFCC 2019-2020 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Jan 16, 2021  
CFCC 2019-2020 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Basic Law Enforcement Training Certificate (C55120)

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Career & Technical Education Programs

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) 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 investigation, juvenile laws, civil process, law enforcement driver training, ABC laws, motor vehicle laws, patrol techniques, court procedures, emergency responses, and ethics and community relations.

Students must successfully complete and pass all units of study to receive a certificate. Upon successful passage of the certification examination mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission, students may seek job opportunities with state, county, and municipal governments, or with private enterprise in North Carolina.

Students who successfully complete the BLET Program can receive credit for CJC 120 , CJC 131  and CJC 221 .

CJC 100 - Law Enforcement Training

Prerequisite: Approval of the BLET Director; Copy of reading placement test results, taken less than one year prior to the class starting date with a score indicating placement into course DRE 98  or above at a North Carolina Community College. A certified copy of High School transcript, GED, or Adult High School diploma is required. (Diplomas earned through correspondence enrollment are not recognized toward the educational requirements by North Carolina Training and Standards.)

The following items are also required for admission to the BLET program:

  • Must be at least 20 years of age
  • Must have a valid North Carolina driver’s license
  • Must submit a Medical Examination Form completed by a North Carolina licensed physician
  • Must provide a Certified Criminal History Check report
  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • A sponsorship letter is recommended

This course is designed to provide the student with basic skills and basic knowledge necessary to perform those tasks essential to function in law enforcement. The course consists of 640 hours of instruction in the following topic areas:

Course Orientation 6  
Physical Fitness Training 54  
Ethics for Professional Law Enforcement 4  
Arrest, Search & Seizure/Constitutional Law 28  
Elements of Criminal Law 24  
Communication Skills for Law Enforcement Officers 8  
Law Enforcement Radio Procedures and Information Systems 8  
Field Notetaking & Report Writing 12  
Interviews: Field & In-Custody 16  
Subject Control/Arrest Techniques 40  
Juvenile Laws & Procedures 8  
Fingerprinting & Photographing Arrestees 6  
Responding to Victims & the Public 10  
Firearms 48  
Criminal Investigation 34  
ABC Laws and Procedures 4  
Motor Vehicle Law 20  
Law Enforcement Driver Training 42  
Crime Prevention Techniques 6  
First Responder 32  
Domestic Violence Response 12  
Controlled Substances 12  
Techniques of Traffic Law Enforcement 24  
In-Custody Transportation 8  
Traffic Crash Investigation 20  
Explosives & Hazardous Material Emergencies 12  
Individuals with Mental Illness or Developmental Disabilities 24  
Crowd Management 12  
Preparing for & Testifying In Court 14  
Patrol Techniques 28  
Sheriff’s Responsibilities: Detention Duties 4  
Sheriff’s Responsibilities: Court Duties 6  
Civil Process 24  
Testing 16  
Anti-Terrorism 4  
Rapid Deployment 8  
Human Trafficking 2  

Total Hours: 640

Total Credits: 20

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Career & Technical Education Programs