***Welcome back, Bulldogs! We're excited about your return to campus! Please note that you may call the PCC Hotline at (252) 493-7245, M-Th, between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Fridays, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., for general information this fall. For specific course questions, please contact your PCC instructors.***09

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)


  • Our next Day and Night Academy will begin January 3, 2022. 
  • We will hold spring registration on November 22, 2021 at 8:30 AM, 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM at the Law Enforcement Training Facility. You are required to attend one of these sessions.

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 rbennett@email.pittcc.edu for more information.


Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) is designed to give students essential skills required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with state, county or municipal governments or with private enterprise.

This program utilizes State-commission-mandated topics and methods of instruction. 36 blocks of instruction include but are not limited to, criminal law, juvenile law, civil process, traffic crash investigations, alcoholic beverage laws, investigative, patrol, custody and court procedures, emergency responses, ethics and community relations.

Successful graduates receive a curriculum certificate after passing the certification examinations mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and/or the North Carolina Sheriff’s Education and Training Standard Commission.

Admission Procedures/Requirements

  • An 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 by an NC Law Enforcement Agency
  • Must be 20 years of age
  • No felony convictions
  • No major misdemeanors
  • Must pass physical exam by NC doctor
  • Must pass required reading test


Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical/Work Exp Credit Hours
10 30 0 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 Commissions’ comprehensive certification examination.  Students must have completed Basic Law Enforcement Training since 1985.

Cost/Financial Aid

This course cost approximately $1600.00 which includes registration fees, uniforms, books and activity expenses.  This course is approved for Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Veteran benefits.  Please review their website for application information and deadlines at:


Transitioning Military Service Member

NC Criminal Justice Training and Standards division will work with service members that have military police experience to obtain certification to become a law enforcement officer within the state of North Carolina. Service members can read house bill 595 at:


Transferring Officers From Other States

Certified officers wishing to transfer to a law enforcement position within North Carolina should read the information at:


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