NCC Celebrates 57th BLET Academy Grads

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Nash Community College recognized officers for completing the College’s 57th Basic Law Enforcement Training academy at a ceremony held Wednesday, August 7, 2019.

“Nash Community College’s Law Enforcement Training program was built over the years through hard work, relationships and the support of the agencies you see here today, NCC President Dr. Bill Carver said. “We have a reputation of doing this right. These cadets are a testament to the partnerships NCC has established.”

Jarrod Edmonds, Rocky Mount Police Department sergeant, was the guest speaker. In his remarks Edmonds shared the Code of Ethics saying, “The theme is that we are all responsible for maintaining the public’s trust.” Edmonds commended the graduates for completing 690 hours of training on 36 topics, with a test on each topic, and countless physical training exercises. The class began on January 14, 2019. “You have learned what it takes to fulfill the code of ethics,” he said.

Congratulations to the following individuals on their completion of the Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy. Pictured above, from left: Tyler Monroe Stone of Nashville, NC (Nashville Police Department), Lashawn Detrel Lucas of Bailey, Richard Edward Whitby Jr. of Roanoke Rapids, Thomas Warren Stone of Vass, Michael Anthony Cotton Jr. of Elm City (Rocky Mount Police Department), Nathan Lee Barbour of Winston Salem (Spring Hope Police Department) and BLET Director Tim Mehus.