New BLET Classes Start at SCC

Each cycle, Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) students at Sampson Community College are anxious to receive training that will allow them to serve and protect the communities we live in. This new year is no different as BLET gets underway at SCC.

“This class will have 36-blocks of instruction,” says SCC BLET Director, Jennifer Wiley. “This is a day academy that will go from now until June of this year. Many times, we will have some students who wish to sign up but might be late getting all their prep work in. To those that missed the opportunity, they can get a packet and learn about the process for our next August academy.”


CPD Assistant Police Chief, Anthony Davis teaches an Ethics block during classes at SCC.

Successful completion of the BLET program requires that the student satisfy the minimum requirements for certification by the Criminal Justice Commission including passing the Police Officer Physical Abilities (POPAT) test. Students satisfactorily completing BLET will possess skills to function as a law enforcement officer. Job opportunities are available with state, county, and municipal governments in North Carolina.

The instructors who teach the course at SCC are real life law enforcement officers. “We have instructors from the Clinton Police Department, Sampson County Sheriff’s Department, the State Highway Patrol and others who have actually been in situations and can give real accounts of what really happens on the job,” adds Wiley.

The popular program set a record last year at the college with the most female students enrolled in a single cycle. To learn more about BLET, contact Sharon West at or at (910) 900-4106.