In a special ceremony held Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Nash Community College recognized four officers for completing the College’s 52ndBasic Law Enforcement Training Academy. Thomas Bashore, Nashville Police Chief, was the guest speaker. Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and Nash County Sheriff’s Office were in attendance and hired graduates directly from the class.
Pictured from left are Timothy Mehus, NCC Basic Law Enforcement Training Director; Heath White of Zebulon; John Wind of Nashville; James Wright, Jr. of Justice; Robinzon Loor of Rocky Mount.
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 since 1999. 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 Continuing Education and Public Services Building. The Center features unparalleled instructional facilities including an indoor firing range, and VirTra Systems, Inc. training simulator. For more information, call (252) 451-8489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.