It’s not just training — it’s your first step to a professional and rewarding career. Wayne Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement Training is a state accredited program that offers professional training to individuals preparing them for a career in a variety of law enforcement professions. It is designed to prepare the individual with the physical and cognitive skills needed to function as an inexperienced law enforcement officer at an entry-level position.
The North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission mandates the overall program through the Community College System. The BLET 2000 has been extensively revised to enhance professionalism through Ethics for Law Enforcement Officers training which is woven throughout the training experience. Practical exercises have been enhanced incorporating more hands-on skills training throughout the program.
Average salary: $32,000-$37,500
Students must complete pre-enrollment procedures prior to the first day of class. Upon entering this program students must meet the following criteria:
Upon successful completion of Basic Law Enforcement Training and passing the BLET state exam, one is certifiable as a police officer or a deputy sheriff in the State of North Carolina.
Class Meeting Dates/Times: Mon.- Thurs. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Times/days will vary depending on the type of training.)
Employment: Sworn Law Enforcement Officer in Municipal, County or State Governments as a Deputy Sheriff, Police Officer, Park Ranger, Alcohol Law Enforcement agent, or Division of Motor Vehicles officer, or in private enterprises such as security or special police.
Salary: Normal pay for Police Patrol Officers is $41,515 per year. That is about $3,459 per month, or $19.96 per hour. New workers generally start around $30,872, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $57,611.