“Over the past 10 years Gaston College has been among the top Basic Law Enforcement Training academies in the state. The exam pass rate has consistently been over 90% when the state average last year was 74%,” says Gaston College President Dr. John Hauser.
“I want to congratulate our Basic Law Enforcement Training graduates for their exceptional performance of achieving a 100% pass rate on their State Certification Exam. I also thank our outstanding BLET faculty and staff for their commitment to high standards in academic achievement for our students.”
The training cadre for the program consists of 120 certified law enforcement instructors. Most are full-time law enforcement officers from Gaston and Lincoln counties who teach part-time. Approximately 60 instructors teach during a typical BLET class. These instructors teach topics that have recent relevant real-world experience. Each instructor typically teaches only one of the 36 blocks of instruction that include driver training, firearms, defensive tactics, criminal law, search and seizure, and other related law enforcement topics.
“These are very challenging times for law enforcement. But there are excellent opportunities for employment in this field for people who have the right stuff and can successfully complete our program,” says Crosby.
“It is a very difficult course both academically and physically. It is designed to be difficult because not everyone has what it takes to be a cop. Our goal is to provide quality training to prepare these people for a demanding but rewarding job in law enforcement. If you want to make a difference, sign up and take the challenge.”
The next day BLET class begins on Monday, July 27, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the class is full.
For more information or to apply, please contact Dennis Crosby, Director, at 704-922-6595 or email: Crosby.Dennis@gaston.edu, Shane Caughey, Assistant Director, at 704-922-6255 or Caughey.Shane@gaston.edu or Melanie Hoyle, BLET Facilitator, at 704-922-6531 or Hoyle.Melanie@gaston.edu. Visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GastonCollegeBLET/.
About Gaston College --- Gaston College is one of 58 community colleges in the North Carolina Community College System. Serving both Gaston and Lincoln counties, Gaston College enrolls approximately 8,000 students each term in curriculum programs and averages over 17,000 annually in its Economic and Workforce Development and Continuing Education programs. Gaston College offers over 100 fields of study to obtain a degree, diploma or certificate. To learn more about the College’s services and programs, visit the Gaston College website at www.gaston.edu.
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