NCC Recognizes New Law Enforcement Officers


54th BLET Academy Graduates pictured from left: front row – Charles Henry Collins III (Nashville Police Department), Benjamin Yates (Nashville Police Department), Sergio Hernandez Castillo (Rocky Mount Police Department), Bryan Lamont Shearin (Vance County Sheriff’s Department); Back row – Stanley Colt Robbins (Franklin County Sheriff’s Department), Grant Edward Stallings (Nashville Police Department), Desmond Warren Barmore (Rocky Mount Police Department), Michael Ladell Parker (Nash County Sheriff’s Office), Robert Michael Goodacre Jr. (North Carolina State Highway Patrol Academy)

On Thursday, January 10, 2019 Nash Community College recognized nine officers for completing the College’s 54th Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Academy.

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