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NCC Celebrates New Law Enforcement Grads

In a ceremony held on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, nine cadets were honored for completing Nash Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement Training program. As the college’s 71st BLET Academy, these individuals participated in rigorous physical and classroom state commission-mandated topics and methods of instruction. They learned about topics related to legal, criminal, juvenile, civil, traffic, investigative, patrol, custody, court procedures, emergency responses, ethics, community relations and more during the twenty-one-week academy.

Pictured from left, Director Tim Mehus; Brian Montes Tellez, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office; Isaiah Antonio Thomas, Rocky Mount Police Department; Michael Shane Rogers, Rocky Mount Police Department; Shonda Deleyha Hargett, Rocky Mount Police Department; Stone Garrett Mason, Rocky Mount Police Department; De’naija De’atria Sims Wilsher, Rocky Mount Police Department; Rahsun Shaheem Lawrence, Rocky Mount Police Department; Sarah Elizabeth Barnett, Nashville Police Department; and Shivam Dipak Patel, East Carolina University Police Department.

Upon successful completion of all units of study, each of these graduates took and passed 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.

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