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Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) is designed to give you the essential skills required for entry-level employment as a law enforcement officer with state, county and municipal governments, as well as private enterprise.

Mitchell’s BLET program utilizes State commission-mandated topics and methods of instruction. Students must successfully complete and pass all units of study, which include the certification examination mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission, in order to receive a certificate.

Basic Law Enforcement Training Certificate (C55120)

Basic Law Enforcement Training program brochure 

Use BLET credit to earn a Criminal Justice Technology A.A.S. Degree

Students successfully completing a Basic Law Enforcement Training Course accredited by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission may receive credit for the following courses:

CJC-120, Interview/Interrogations
CJC-121, Law Enforcement Operations
CJC-131, Criminal Law
CJC-132, Court Procedure and Evidence
CJC-221, Investigative Principles
CJC-225, Crisis Intervention

for a total of 18 semester hours that may be counted toward the Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology. 

To qualify, students must have successfully passed the Criminal Justice Commission’s comprehensive certification exam and must have completed BLET since 1985.

Patrol Officer

Sheriff’s Deputy

Highway Patrol



Fish and Game Warden

Private Investigator

Please mail all packet information to:

Mitchell Community College, Attn: BLET, 701 West Front Street, Statesville, NC 28677

**If you are not sponsored by a law enforcement agency, contact BLET Coordinator at (704) 878-3253 prior to registration.**


Program Waiver (PDF)

Application Packet Checklist (PDF)

Application for Admissions (PDF)

CE Student Application (PDF)

Transcript Request Form (PDF)

Letter of Sponsorship (PDF)

DVPO Letter (PDF)

Medical History Statement Form F-1 (PDF) to be completed by the student and signed by the physician

Medical Exam Report F-2 (PDF)

Personal History Statement F-3 (PDF)

Agency Conviction Check F-25 (PDF)

Request for Accommodation (PDF)

Medical Guideline (PDF) to be reviewed by physician

Have Questions?

Todd Carver, BLET Program Chair

(704) 878-3253

Jennifer Loflin, Public Safety Administrative Assistant

(704) 978-5463 

David Bullins, Director of Public Safety

(704) 978-5446