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Cadets Graduate from Center for Law Enforcement Excellence

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On Tuesday, August 4th, 11 cadets graduated from Nash Community College’s Center for Law Enforcement Excellence in the 42nd Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Night Academy.

In his message to the graduates, Shane Guyette, Director of the North Carolina Department of Insurance Criminal Investigative Division, advised the new officers, “There is one word that is near and dear to my heart: integrity. You have been taught well,” he said. “Strive to do your best every day. You stepped into a brotherhood and sisterhood better than anything you have ever experienced. And there is one common denominator – integrity. Always do the right thing.”

Cadets participated in rigorous physical and classroom state commission mandated topics and methods of instruction covering topics related to legal, criminal, juvenile, civil, traffic, investigative, patrol, custody, court procedures, emergency responses, ethics, community relations and more during the twenty-seven week training. To graduate, students successfully completed and passed all units of study, including the certification examination mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission.

Nash Community College has trained law enforcement officers through its BLET program for 16 years. Since 1999, nearly 500 cadets have completed the NCC BLET program and gone into their communities to serve and protect local citizens, many employed in 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 recently 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 two academies this fall. The day academy runs August 17 through December 11 and the night academy will be held August 17 through February 11. Call 252-451-8298 or email agelo@nashcc.edu for an application packet.

Graduates pictured on the front row (left to right): Wesley Earl Morris of Rocky Mount, Daniel Chesson Scott of Tarboro, Asheley, Nicole Tess of Rocky Mount, Rickie Cardell Dozier II of Tarboro and Matthew Jacob Boykin of Tarboro. Back Row: Brandon Scott Gilliam of Louisburg, Brice Allan Wordsworth of Rocky Mount, Matthew Dillon Johnson of Tarboro, Ronald Macklin Stewart of Nashville and Basic Law Enforcement Training Director Adam Gelo. Graduates not pictured: Robert Greg Bauer of Middlesex and Roderick Lamar Howard of Whitakers.