Wake Tech’s Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Academy prepares students for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with state, county, or municipal governments, or with private enterprise. Instruction includes practical exercises, with an ethics component woven throughout the training experience.
BLET includes topics and instructional methods mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, including but not limited to:
motor vehicle and alcoholic beverage laws
custody and court procedures
The Academy offers the Commission-mandated 616 hour program (BLET Course Content). Wake Tech offers 128 additional hours of training in officer survival, public speaking, close quarter control, and related topics, for a total of 744 hours.
Cadets completing the Academy are eligible to take the BLET State Comprehensive Written Exam. Upon successful completion, a cadet has one year from the exam date to be duly appointed and sworn as a law enforcement officer in North Carolina.
Wake Tech students may earn up to 19 Criminal Justice Technology Curriculum Credit hours for successful completion of the Wake Tech BLET Academy.