Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)

Make a difference in your community!

Public service and protection

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness—as Americans, these are our unquestionable rights. But there will always be people who will try and take these rights away from us. That is why law enforcement exists.

If you are willing to make a commitment and work hard, law enforcement can be very rewarding.

Although police work can be dangerous and stressful, it provides a satisfaction unlike any other career field. City, county, and state police officers protect lives and property, they safeguard the innocent and weak, they keep order and uphold the laws of our nation, states, and cities.

Duties can vary widely, from pursuing and arresting criminals, enforcing traffic laws, investigating burglaries or other crimes, to directing traffic and processing paperwork.

Law enforcement officers need to possess certain personal characteristics such as honesty, integrity, and good judgment. They should enjoy interacting with the public and developing relationships in the community.

Police officers must also be physically fit. Officers might be required to work on foot patrol or run after and physically restrain suspects.

For more BLET information and registration instructions, you may contact the BLET Coordinator, Fred Rutledge at 336-628-4552 or by email at

To apply for the Fa2018 class, applications are due no later than July 30, 2018. To apply for the Sp2019 class, applications are due no later than Dec. 2, 2018.