Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)


  • Our next Day Academy will begin on August 5, 2024.
  • We will hold registration at the Law Enforcement Training Center on July 12, 2024, at 8:30 am, 10 am, and 12:30 pm. You are REQUIRED to attend ONE of these sessions.
  • NOTE: If you are unable to attend one of these sessions or have questions related to this or future Basic Law Enforcement Training classes, please contact Raymond Bennett at the number or email below. 

Registration will be open up until the day class starts. However, students must obtain application packets from the Law Enforcement Training Center located at 2096 Central Park Dr., Winterville, NC. Contact Raymond Bennett at 252-493-7571 or rdbennett977@my.pittcc.edu for more information.

Fall 2024
Basic Law Enforcement Training – Day8/5/24-12/19/24M-F8a-5p$1600LET
Basic Law Enforcement Training – Night8/5/24-4/17/25M-F6p-11p$1600LET

Begin Your Career in Law Enforcement with Pitt Community College’s BLET Program

Our Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) is a great choice for students looking to enter the field of law enforcement. We are recognized throughout North Carolina for our students’ success – including our high first-time pass rates on the state exam. In fact, we’re among the top-performing colleges in the state for police training.

Pitt Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement Training helps you develop essential skills required for entry-level employment as a law enforcement officer with state, county, or municipal governments, or private enterprises. We also make it convenient with daytime and nighttime academies at our main classrooms on Central Park Drive, near the PCC campus.

Admission Procedures and Requirements for Law Enforcement Training

  • A PCC admission application must be completed online
  • BLET packets must be picked up from the Law Enforcement Training Facility at 2096 Central Park Drive in Winterville, NC
  • Must be a high school graduate or have a high school equivalency
  • Must have a letter of sponsorship from an NC Law Enforcement Agency
  • Must be 20 years of age
  • No felony convictions
  • No major misdemeanors
  • Must pass a physical exam by an NC doctor
  • Must pass a required reading test

Why Choose Pitt Community College for the Basic Law Enforcement Training Certificate?

The state of North Carolina sets the standard for police training. At Pitt Community College, we raise the bar even higher. When you select Pitt for your Basic Law Enforcement Training, you’ll receive:

A short and affordable program: Complete your BLET program in 20 weeks during our daytime academy or in 29 weeks with our evening academy. For just $1,600, you’ll develop the essential skills to succeed as a law enforcement officer — a career that offers a starting salary of $48,000. Plus, we offer financial aid, including scholarships and veterans benefits.

Higher standards: Our Basic Law Enforcement Training produces higher-performing, better-skilled, better-trained, and more prepared officers than other programs. Our BLET program students are expected to earn higher test scores, recite the Code of Ethics, participate in ride-alongs, complete volunteer hours, and reach the 65 percentile/good category on the Cooper Fitness Assessment. This rigorous training leads to exceptional pass rates on the licensure exam.

Advanced curriculum: Our Basic Law Enforcement Training coursework covers state-commission-mandated topics, including criminal law, traffic crash investigations, and emergency response. In addition, we prepare students for real-world success with classes related to applying for a job, fair and impartial police training, and situational awareness.

Expert faculty: All of our cadre are experienced law enforcement professionals with decades of combined service and experience in the profession. Our regular reviews of our BLET faculty ensure you’re learning from high-performing instructors who are invested in your success.

Class Hours – 10
Lab Hours – 30
Clinical/Work Experience – 0
Credit Hours – 20

This course covers the skills and knowledge needed for entry-level employment as a law enforcement officer in North Carolina. Emphasis is placed on topics and areas as defined by the North Carolina Administrative Code. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the topics and areas required for the state comprehensive examination. This is a certificate-level course. Students successfully completing a Basic Law Enforcement Training course accredited by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission will receive credit for CJC 120, CJC 131, CJC 132, CJC 221, and CJC 231 towards the Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology. Students must have successfully passed the Commission’s comprehensive certification examination. Students must have completed Basic Law Enforcement Training since 1985.

BLET for Students with Previous Military Training or Police Training

Do you have prior experience in the military, or with law enforcement training from another state? We offer specialized pathways through our BLET program to meet North Carolina requirements.

Transitioning military service members

NC Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission will work with service members who have military police experience to obtain certification to become a law enforcement officer within the state of North Carolina. Review the General Assembly of North Carolina House Bill 595 for more information.

Transferring officers from other states

Certified officers wishing to transfer to a law enforcement position within North Carolina should review instructions from the North Carolina Department of Justice.

Career Opportunities for Program Graduates

Our Basic Law Enforcement Training program prepares you for a rewarding career in law enforcement. With a steady need for trained officers, you can feel confident that you will be in high demand. In just a few months, you will have the credentials and skills necessary for an entry-level job, such as:

  • Police officer
  • Deputy sheriff
  • Crime scene tech
  • Highway patrol
  • Campus police
  • Wildlife resource agent
  • Marine fisheries officer

We can also help you advance your career with additional training and in-service classes. PCC is one of the few colleges in North Carolina that offers annual in-service classes online.

Police Officer
Deputy Sheriff
Crime Scene Tech
Highway Patrol
Campus Police
Wildlife Resource Agent
Marine Fisheries

Criminal Law
Juvenile Law
Civil Process
Traffic Crash Investigations
Alcohol Beverage Laws
Investigative, Patrol, Custody, and Court Procedures
Emergency Responses
Ethics and Community Relations

Basic Investigative Techniques
Basic Law Enforcement, Firearms, and Driving Techniques
Ethical application of use of force, arrest,  etc.
Due process of the law