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Equipment Donation Strengthens ECC Fire Program

When Danny Butler took over in 2019 as Edgecombe Community College’s coordinator of Fire and Rescue Training, he set a goal to establish a full-fledged fire academy at the college by 2023. That dream recently moved a little closer to fruition when the Enfield Fire Department donated sixteen breathing apparatuses for use in training firefighters. […]

ECC to Offer Speed Enforcement Training

Edgecombe Community College is adding Speed Measuring Instrument Training to its law enforcement certification programs. “I was getting a lot of requests from local agencies wanting us to offer this,” says Bernie Taylor, coordinator of law enforcement training at the college. The new program covers both initial certification and recertification for law enforcement officers. Speed […]

ECC Volunteers at Farmworker Event

Edgecombe Community College Nursing students, Medical Assisting students, and instructors are volunteering at the free Farmworker Health and Resource Fair in Rocky Mount. The event is taking place every Sunday 12-4 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot on Benvenue Road. Resources include COVID-19 testing and support, food boxes while supplies last, and blood pressure and […]

Five Complete Basic Law Enforcement Training

Five cadets graduated from Edgecombe Community College’s Ninth Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy on January 27. The graduation ceremony featured comments by ECC President Dr. Greg McLeod. ECC’s BLET Academy prepares students for entry-level employment as a law enforcement officer with state, county, or municipal governments. The cadets completed an intensive 20-week program and have […]

New EMS Coordinator and Ambulance Expand Training at ECC

Edgecombe Community College’s programs in emergency medical services and paramedic training are being strengthened by the hiring of a new coordinator and the purchase of an ambulance. John Wilson recently joined the College as coordinator of EMS and fire services training. He comes to ECC with more than 25 years of experience, including nearly 10 […]

BLET Program Reaccredited

The Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy at Edgecombe Community College has received the state’s stamp of approval to continue to train students. The North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission recently renewed the BLET program’s accreditation. The program first received accreditation in 2015. The commission conducted an accreditation renewal audit and found no […]

Officers Complete Crisis Intervention Training at ECC

Seventeen law enforcement officers completed Crisis Intervention Team training held December 2-6 at Edgecombe Community College. Eight agencies were represented: Edenton Police Department, Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office, Elizabeth City State University Police Department, Kinston Police Department, Longleaf Neuro-Medical Center Police Department, Stantonsburg Police Department, Vidant Police Department, and Wilson County Sheriff’s Office. EastPointe in Rocky […]

Ten Complete Basic Law Enforcement Training at ECC

Edgecombe Community College graduated ten cadets from its Seventh Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy on October 29. The graduation ceremony featured comments by Aaron McRoy, platoon leader. ECC’s BLET Academy prepares students for entry-level employment as a law enforcement officer with state, county, or municipal governments. The cadets completed an intensive 20-week program and have […]

ECC Announces Paramedic Graduates

Eight students completed a recent EMT-Paramedic class at Edgecombe Community College. From left are (front) Jhamal Turner; Amber McLawhorn; Richard Sweitz; Dominique Montaque; Bret Whitaker; Kenneth Cannon; Robert Whistler, coordinator of Emergency Services and Public Safety Training at ECC; (back) Tyler Williams, and Zach Smith. The one-year EMT-Paramedic course includes classroom instruction, clinical rotations, and […]

Eleven Complete Basic Law Enforcement Training

Edgecombe Community College graduated eleven cadets from its Sixth Basic Academy for Basic Law Enforcement Training on February 26. The graduation ceremony featured comments by William Linkous, 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. Graduates are: […]