Because Wake Tech's Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Academy prepares students for employment as law enforcement officers, students are expected to meet the highest standards of performance and personal behavior.
Acceptance into the academy is contingent upon meeting admissions requirements, providing health certification and verifying that all standards of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriffs' Education and Training Standards Commission have been met. Any applicant who is uncertain about meeting admissions requirements should contact the program director.
The academy is very demanding physically as well as mentally. BLET candidates will participate in strenuous physical fitness training at least four days per week to prepare for the Police Officer’s Physical Ability Test. The test includes running, pushups, rolling with a 100-pound grappling bag, scaling a 4-foot fence and dragging a 175-pound mannequin.
Before the first day of class, future cadets should be engaged in fitness training that combines strength, endurance and aerobic activities, and they should be able to do at least the following:
Cadets should be prepared to complete this sample workout on a 400-meter track:
Wake Tech cannot guarantee that the BLET Academy is safe or appropriate for everyone. Any liability, loss or damage occurring in connection with the exercises, instruction or advice given in the academy is expressly disclaimed. Future cadets should consult their doctors before embarking on this exercise routine. Cadets should never force nor strain during exercise and should stop exercising and seek medical attention if they experience pain or discomfort during workouts.
Minimum standards for law enforcement officer certification: