Haywood Community College will offer a Basic Law Enforcement Training night class which will begin on October 5. The class will meet Monday through Friday nights from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. and some Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The class lasts approximately six months.

The BLET course is designed to equip the student with the basic skills, knowledge and ability to function as an inexperienced law enforcement officer in the State of North Carolina. This class is a pre-requisite for law enforcement officer certification in this State. The course is composed of blocks of instruction with a State specified minimum number of hours set for each of the blocks. The total numbers of course hours required for this certification are set by the NC Criminal Justice Commission.

Graduates of the BLET program can work for over 750 agencies in North Carolina - from parks and recreation officers to police departments. Graduates from HCC’s BLET program are well represented throughout all Haywood County law enforcement agencies. From the local police departments to the sheriff’s office, HCC graduates are on the job.

Seating is limited for the BLET class. For more information, contact Dee Parton at 828-627-4548 or dparton@haywood.edu.