53rd Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy Cadets Recognized


On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, Nash Community College recognized three officers for completing the College’s 53rd Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Academy. The three have been hired by Nash County Sheriff’s Office and Sharpsburg Police Department.

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 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. Nash Community College expanded its BLET training options with the opening of the Center for Advanced Law Enforcement Training in the Continuing Education and Public Services Building in 2015. 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 tlmehus599@nashcc.edu.

Pictured from left are Dr. Bill Carver, NCC President; Paul G. Pierce, Jr. of Rocky Mount; Joseph Cooper of Rocky Mount; Timothy H. Rackley of Rocky Mount; Timothy Mehus, NCC Basic Law Enforcement Training Director.