Basic Law Enforcement Training

Programs Offered
Program Information
The Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program is a rookie police academy offered for students interested in completing the certification to become a law enforcement officer in the state of North Carolina. Basic Law Enforcement Training is a police academy that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with the state, county, or municipal governments, or with private agencies.

The North Carolina Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission mandates the topics and methods of instruction. General subjects include, but are not limited to, criminal, juvenile, civil, traffic and alcohol beverage laws; investigative, patrol, custody and court procedures; emergency responses; and ethics and community relations.

Students must successfully complete and pass all units of study mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission to receive a certificate and successfully complete the state comprehensive written examination to receive a certificate.

Program Chair
Chris Nesbitt

Chris Nesbitt


North Campus

Employment of police and sheriff's patrol officers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2018 to 2028 in North Carolina.

Police officers protect lives and property. Detectives and criminal investigators gather facts and collect evidence of possible crimes.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, police and sheriff's patrol officers have an average salary of $46,580 in the state of North Carolina as of May 2020.

Many of our instructors are former and current law enforcement officers who bring the added value of their actual on-the-job experiences which enhances their ability to train our students.
Spencer Rummage

Dean of Public Services, retired

Hard work and dedication are key to success, and I learned that very clearly as part of the Rowan-Cabarrus Basic Law Enforcement Training program.
Kevin Klinglesmith