This department of Wilkes Community College is committed to offering timely, professional training to the entire law enforcement community. Courses mandated by the North Carolina Department of Justice, Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission, and the North Carolina Sheriffs Commission are conducted by highly qualified and certified groups of experienced instructors. These courses include:
- Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)
- Detention Officer Certification
- Telecommunicator Certification
- General Instructor Certification
- Radar Operator Certification
- Radar Recertification
All mandated in-service requirements for law enforcement officers, detention officers, and telecommunicators are offered numerous times each year. Specialized classes are offered each year in addition to mandated training.
The Basic Law Enforcement Training course provides the required training to individuals who are interested in pursuing law enforcement careers in North Carolina. Students must pass all requirements of the program and state comprehensive examination administered by the North Carolina Training and Standards Commission prior to being eligible to be certified as a law enforcement officer in North Carolina. You MUST preregister for this course by setting up an appointment with the school director to obtain an application packet for the program. Wilkes Community College offers both a day and night class for BLET.