NCC’s 49th BLET Academy graduates

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Front row, from left:  Dylan Justin Price, Rocky Mount; Bradley Aaron Demuth, Nashville; Curtis Wayne Batchelor, Nashville; James B. Ellis Jr., Elm City;  Myers Parker Helms IV, Nashville; John Chester Wilson, Youngsville; Joshua Wade Bulloch, Franklinton; Back row, from left:  John Scott Mizelle, Nashville; Kevin Christian Livesay, Zebulon; Christopher Martin Hendricks, Battleboro; Rickey Kevin Mercer, Rocky Mount; Daniel Sterling Wheeless, Macclesfield; Major Herman Spruill, Rocky Mount; Devin Alexander Hicks, Louisburg; Justin McCoy, Nashville.

 

Cadets from Nash Community College’s 49th Basic Law Enforcement Training academy graduated Wednesday, May 31 in the NCC Brown Auditorium. Martin Victor McKoy, Sr., retired captain from Rocky Mount Police Department, addressed the graduates. “Matters of great importance to us are never performed casually,” McKoy said. “Each of these young men certainly exuberates honor, pride and courage.”

The NCC BLET training includes physical and classroom state commission mandated topics and methods of instruction covering topics such as criminal, juvenile, civil, traffic, and alcohol beverage laws, investigative, patrol, custody, and court procedures, emergency responses, ethics, community relations and more.

“Can we begin to imagine what our society would look like if we did not have men and women willing to stand in line and sign up for such an awesome responsibility,” McKoy asked. “Today we celebrate the accomplishments of these men for their perseverance in going through this class.”

Nash Community College has trained law enforcement officers through its BLET program since 1999. More than 500 cadets have completed the NCC BLET program and gone into their communities to serve and protect local citizens, many employed within the Twin Counties. Because of the regional reputation of the program, and due to its quality and growth along with the College’s superior in-service law enforcement training, Nash Community College expanded the BLET training options with the opening of the Center for Advanced Law Enforcement Training in the new Continuing Education and Public Services Building.

The college will offer a day and night BLET academy beginning August 15. To enroll, or for more information, call 252-451-8298 or email agelo@nashcc.edu. In addition to Basic Law Enforcement Training, Nash serves as a regional training facility for continuous and comprehensive in-service training for individuals already employed in criminal justice occupations. For more information, visit www.nashcc.edu.