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 passed the certification exam mandated by the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.
- Mikeal L. Clark, sponsored by Tarboro Police Department
- Nicolas H. Estes, sponsored by Scotland Neck Police Department
- Chad A. Hardee, hired by Pitt County Sheriff’s Office
- Justin J. Lynch, sponsored by Tarboro Police Department
- Francisco Munoz, hired by Halifax County Sheriff’s Office
ECC’s BLET program is unique in that it includes training in high-risk calls and certification in tasers, expandable batons, and pepper spray. Graduates also receive 18 college credit hours toward an associate degree in criminal justice.