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Basic Law Enforcement Training

This 17-week program gives students essential skills required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with state, county, or municipal government, or with private enterprises. The program uses mandated topics and methods of instruction from the N.C. Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission. General subjects include, but are not limited to, criminal, juvenile, civil, traffic and alcoholic beverage laws; investigative, patrol, custody, and court procedures; emergency responses; and ethics and community relations.

Application packets are available from the receptionist in the Lee Building on the Hamlet Campus or the Honeycutt Center at the Scotland County Campus.

Upcoming Classes

  • July 22, 2024 - Dec. 6, 2024

Class will meet Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The class will meet on selected Saturdays with various class times. 

To Sign Up

An application package can be picked up at either the Hamlet Campus or Scotland County Campus. Complete the application and return it to either campus. The application deadline for the next class is July 1, 2024. 

Course Costs

  • Registration Fee: $180 (waived with sponsorship letter from approved law enforcement agency)
  • BLET Handbooks: $1,020
  • PT Uniform: $300
  • BLET Lab Fees: $150
  • Insurance: $13
  • Gym Membership (PT): $100
  • Student Fee: $45

Costs are approximate figures. Financial assistance may be available.

For More Information

Keith Thomas
Director of Law Enforcement Training
Richmond Community College
(910) 410-1707 |

Turn your training into a college degree

Turn Your Training into a College Degree

RichmondCC will award 13 college credit hours in the Criminal Justice program to students who successfully complete BLET. This is equal to one semester of the associate degree program.

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