Ten Complete Basic Law Enforcement Training
Edgecombe Community College graduated ten cadets from its Fifth Basic Academy for Basic Law Enforcement Training on June 19.
The graduation ceremony featured comments by Angel Rodriguez Jr., platoon leader.
The cadets completed an intensive 20-week program and have passed the certification exam mandated by the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.
ECC’s BLET is unique in that it includes training in high-risk calls and certification in the police shotgun, taser, expandable batons, and pepper spray. Graduates also receive 18 college credit hours toward an associate degree in criminal justice.
Sponsoring law enforcement agencies of these cadets are the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office, the Tarboro Police Department, and the Nashville Police Department.