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    Mar 22, 2019  
2014-2015 Gaston College Catalog 

Public Safety

Basic Law Enforcement Training Certificate (C55120)

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Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) is designed to give students essential skills required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with state, county or municipal government, or with private enterprise.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of legal issues required to be a beginning level police officer.
  2. Demonstrate proper patrol techniques required to be a beginning level police officer.
  3. Demonstrate the basic communication skills required to be a beginning level police officer.
  4. Demonstrate proper investigative techniques required to be a beginning level police officer.
  5. Demonstrate acceptable practical skills required to be a beginning level police officer.
  6. Demonstrate the sheriff specific duties required to be a beginning level police officer.

Admission Requirements

  1. Student must be twenty (20) years old at the time of course registration.
  2. Student must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
  3. Student is required to have a personal interview with the Criminal Justice Academy Director.
  4. Student should present a letter of recommendation or sponsorship from the chief/sheriff of a police department, but not a requirement.
  5. Student must present a clean criminal record report (no felonies).
  6. Student must complete the Accuplacer Placement Test administered by the staff of Gaston College prior to enrollment. Contact the Admissions Office at 704-922-6214 for an appointment to schedule your test.
  7. Student must possess a valid driver's license.

    *Priority admission is granted to those individuals holding full-time employment with criminal justice agencies.

Day and Evening Basic Law Enforcement Training Program Course List

1 Course Orientation 3
2 Physical Fitness Training 54
3 Ethics for Professional Law Enforcement 4
4 Arrest, Search & Seizure/Constitutional Law 28
5 Elements of Criminal Law 24
6 Communication Skills for Law Enforcement Officers 8
7 Law Enforcement Radio Procedures and Information Systems 8
8 Field Notetaking & Report Writing 12
9 Interviews: Field & In-Custody 16
10 Subject Control/Arrest Techniques 40
11 Juvenile Law & Procedures 10
12 Fingerprinting & Photographing Arrestees 6
13 Dealing With Victims & the Public 10
14 Firearms 48
15 Criminal Investigation 34
16 ABC Laws & Procedures 4
17 Motor Vehicle Law 20
18 Law Enforcement Driver Training 40
19 Crime Prevention Techniques 6
20 First Responder 32
21 Domestic Violence Response 12
22 Controlled Substances 12
23 Techniques of Traffic Law Enforcement 24
24 In-Custody Transportation 8
25 Traffic Crash Investigation 20
26 Explosives & Hazardous Materials Emergencies 12
27 Individuals with Mental Illness & Mental Retardation 8
28 Crowd Management 12
29 Preparing for Court & Testifying in Court 12
30 Patrol Techniques 26
31 Sheriff's Responsibilities: Detention Duties 4
32 Sheriff's Responsibilities: Court Duties 6
33 Civil Process 24
34 Anti-Terrorism 4
35 Rapid Deployment 8
36 Human Trafficking 2
  Testing 14
  Course Review 5
  TOTAL 624

Total Program Hours: 19


Students who successfully complete the BLET program at Gaston College are awarded 12 credit hours towards the Associate in Criminal Justice Technology degree.

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