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Pre-requisites for Admissions to Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) at Beaufort County Community College
Anyone seeking admission to Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) at Beaufort County Community College must meet the same requirements as to be certified by the North Carolina Department of Justice, Criminal Justice and Sheriffs' Divisions. These requirements are set forth in the Twelfth Edition of Title 12, Chapter 9, NorthCarolina Administrative Code and are further described in rules 12NCAC09B.0101 and 12NCAC09B.0108. The portion of these rules, 12NCAC09B.0101 that apply to initial certification are stated as follows and the trainee must:
1.be a citizen of the United States;
2.be at least 20 years of age (trainee may be granted authorization for early enrollment with prior written approval from the Director of the Standards Division as long as he/she turns 20 years of age prior to the date of the State Comprehensive Examination for the course 12NCAC09B.203);
3.be of good moral character pursuant to G.S. 17C-10.
Also, in accordance with 12NCAC09B.0111 of Minimum Standards for all Law Enforcement Officers, the trainee shall;
1.not have committed or been convicted of:
a. a felony; or
b. a crime for which the punishment could have been imprisonment for more than two (2) years; or
c. a crime or unlawful act defined as a "Class B misdemeanor" within five (5) years prior to the date of the application for employment (in this context "enrollment"); or
d. four or more crimes or unlawful acts as defined as "Class B misdemeanors" regardless of the date of conviction; or
e. four or more crimes or unlawful acts as defined as "Class A misdemeanors" except the applicant may be employed (admitted) if the last conviction occurred more than two (2) years prior to the date of application for employment.
2.be a high school graduate or have passed the General Educational Development (GED) Test indicating high school equivalency.
3. Must pass the reading test.
The above rules and regulations are subject to change by the North Carolina Justice Department and therefore are subject to revision by Beaufort County Community College in accordance with those changes.
Anyone wishing to gain admittance to Basic Law Enforcement Training must make application to, be interviewed by, and approved by the School Director.