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NCC Recognizes BLET Graduates

Nash Community College recognized officers for completing the College’s 68th and 69th Basic Law Enforcement Training day academies at a ceremony held Wednesday, March 2, 2022 in the college’s Brown Auditorium.

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 and expanded its BLET training 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

Congratulations to the following individuals on their completion of the Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy.

68th Rocky Mount Police Department – Day Academy
Brenda Guadalupe Hernandez, Rocky Mount Police Department

69th NCC Day Academy
Derrick Lamont Coleman, Rocky Mount Police Department
Terrance Cutchin, Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office
Tanner Wolcott Dana, Rocky Mount Police Department
Corey Lamont Horton, Jr., Nash County Sheriff’s Office
Tristen Richard Orr, Rocky Mount Police Department
Diego Nicolas Roggero, Rocky Mount Police Department
Robert Scott Simmons, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office
Donald Mclemore Watkins, Jr., Rocky Mount Police Department